National Poetry Month: Book Spine Poetry

Readers to this blog will remember that I often like to feature Book Spine Poetry here as a fun activity, and now I’m challenging all of you to do it too! 

The idea is to stack books on top of each other so that their titles form the lines of a found poem. For example, here is one I cooked up to put on my Hallowe’en-decorated mantel last year.

The tale of Murasaki:
Cleopatra’s daughter,
witches of east end,
the lust lizard of Melancholy Cove,
Arabian nights.
Spoiler alert:
any rogue will do.

And now it’s your turn! Spend a little time with your library (or at one) and send me an image of your best book spine poem for a chance to be featured here on the blog later this month. You can email it to forest [dot] of [dot] diamonds [at] gmail [dot] com, and be sure to put “BOOK SPINE POEM” in the subject line so it’s easier for me to find in my overflowing inbox. (I’m also happy to take any helpful suggestions on how to peaceably achieve Inbox Zero — without metaphorically burning it to the ground, that is.)


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