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Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Spine Poetry

April is National Reading Month and the Nottage Library is celebrating with Book Spine Poetry.

What is Book Spine Poetry you ask?

To make a book spine poem, you arrange a stack of books so that the titles create a poem.  Each title of a book becomes a line in the poem.  Your poem(s) can be enlightening, whimsical, haiku, serious, macabre, or whatever you want!
Browse the library’s shelves or your own book collection for interesting titles that seem to fit together and write them down.  Make a decision on 3-5 books, pull the books off the shelf and arrange them in a stack from top to bottom (or side to side). 
Take a picture of your book stack and send it to andrea.thorne@maine.edu by April 8th.  BE CREATIVE!!!! We will be posting photos on our bulletin boards for everyone to see!
Here are my Book Spine Poetry 


  1. I LOVE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. What an interesting exercise.......gotta go explore my book shelves

  3. Thank you for sharing this poetry...it is new to me but now I will think when I stack my books. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


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