Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday Writing Workout: Book Spine Poems!

Throughout April (National Poetry Month), I'll be posting poetry-themed Wednesday Writing Workouts. For today's workout, why not try a book spine poem?

Nina Katchadourian's Sorted Books project has inspired numerous book spine poems. Also check out Travis Jonker's 2014 Book Spine Poem Gallery. You can even send in your own if you're so inspired!

I tried a few and could hardly stop myself. Good thing my bookshelves are somewhat limited! Do not set me loose in a library!


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JoAnn Early Macken


Esther Hershenhorn said...

I love your book spine poems, JoAnn!
Kids have so much when we're making these - for those teachers out there.
Librarians ESPECIALLY love this project.
The creation involves both sides of the brain!

April Halprin Wayland said...

What fun! You've inspired me to play with my, books!

Pam said...

I've never heard of spine book poems. Oh what fun!

Carmela Martino said...

What fun poems! Thanks for sharing them, JA.

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Whoops! Somehow I missed these comments when they were first posted. Thanks, everyone! Glad you enjoyed the book spine poems!