Poem-A-Day 2021, Day 27: Book Spine Poetry

One of my favorite kinds of found poetry is the Book Spine Poem. Tonight I made one entirely out of a few of the poetry books in my personal library.

If you’re not familiar with this form, the idea is to make a poem out of the titles of books. Once you see one, it’s perhaps easier to get the idea. So here’s mine (with my arranged and punctuated text below):

original love
the currency:

poisoned apples,
stolen mummies,
exchangeable bonds —

in danger,
we put things in our mouths.

lay back the darkness:
ungodliness,
the resurrection trade,
footnotes in the order of disappearance…

shipbreaking
joyful noise!

asunder:
the magic my body becomes!

yesterday had a man in it.

the dream songs:
dance dance revolution.

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Have you made any Book Spine Poems lately? Want to make one? Feel free to share yours in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Poem-A-Day 2021, Day 27: Book Spine Poetry

  1. Julane Borth

    Attachment available until Jun 11, 2021 I loved reading this yesterday. I decided to create one. I couldn’t get it posted in your comment space so decided I would send it to you directly. I hope you enjoy – thank you for this idea. I loved it.

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