Book Spine Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! It was celebrated for the first time in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to spread awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. The library has a number of great books of poetry as well as novels in verse that you can check out all month long to celebrate.

If writing poetry is more your style, you can do that too. I, however, have never been very good at it. But I found something I can do: book spine poetry! All you have to do is take a number of books and arrange the spines so that it leaves a poem. Here’s one that I made.


You can use any combination of books.  It might even be fun to try to make a poem out of the titles of poetry books. Leave me a comment and tell me what sort of book spine poem you’ve come up with!

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