Book Spine Poetry

“Have you heard of book spine poetry?”

“You have?”


“Like twenty years ago, Tim.”

This won’t be the first or last time I arrive late to the party. Heck, most of the time I miss the party completely. No matter. Today I had a blast playing with book spine poetry. Thanks Loyola Marymount University Library for raising my awareness to this beautiful and absolutely merry literary activity.

My own work:

Bright Maps,

In Plain View,

Forever Now.

A Country for All,

Justice for All,

Only Words.

A Long Way Gone,

The Boy Next Door,

Run for the Border.



The Human Condition.

For those of you wishing to use #bookspinepoetry in the classroom (or for yourself) I found a few resources:

PBS Adventures in Learning Poetry 4 Kids #bookspinepoetry Pinterest Board

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