Posts tagged ‘book title poem’

2018, April 6

National Poetry Month 2018

Felt like playing a little today, so here’s a super-short book spine poem (since most of my books live at mom’s place) in honor of National Poetry Month.

The big leap,
on writing well –
letting go of the words.

Want to play? Go arrange some of your books into pretty book spine poetry and then leave me a link to your photo in the comments section so I can check it out :)

How is your National Poetry Month going? Read anything you think I’d like? Do share!

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2016, April 22

Book Spine Poetry – Paris

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Today is the fourth stop on the Savvy Verse & Wit National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

The concept of book spine poetry appeared in 1993 with Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project. Katchadourian began collecting interesting titles and arranging them in clusters so the spines could be read like a sentence. Maria Popova of Brain Pickings adapted the spine sentences into poetry, and the idea quickly spread around.

NPMBlogTour2016I learned that teachers have been using this technique to inspire kids to write poems (and use their books!), and that there are book spine poetry contests floating around the internet.

Since I last created book spine poems three years ago, inspired by a friend of mine who wrote the most stunning book title poem, I bought quite a few new books.

To name the best examples, I gave up buying something else and bought one book each month in 2013.
And then after receiving an Amazon voucher in December 2015 as the sole winner of an Innovation Week event our client held at work, I bought seven books in one fell swoop.

Some of them I’ve read already, some not yet.
However, here is some book spine poetry I managed to arrange from the newer titles I own.

For some reason, my heart was drawn to a Paris theme this time around.

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Paris letters,
the sweet life in Paris,
(and) Paris in love –
All the brights places,
(are) hidden in Paris.

Messing up my beautifully organized shelves was worth it.

Want to play? Go arrange some of your books into pretty book spine poetry and then leave me a link to your photo in the comments section so I can check it out :)

How is your National Poetry Month going? Read anything you think I’d like? Do share!

2013, April 26

(Even More) Book Spine Poetry

8554394989_255e5665d0 Today is my last stop on the Savvy Verse & Wit National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

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How is your National Poetry Month going? Read anything you think I’d like? Do share!

Like I said at the beginning of this month, and then last week, messing up my beautifully organized shelves was worth it :) Here is another book spine poetry I managed to arrange from the titles I own.

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The railway children,
Little women;
Roommates –
Looking for Alaska,
Through the looking glass,
in Paper towns.

 

 

Want to play? Go arrange some of your books into pretty book spine poetry and then leave me a link so I can check it out :)

2013, April 15

(More) Book Spine Poetry

8554394989_255e5665d0  Today is a stop on the Savvy Verse & Wit National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

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How is your National Poetry Month going? Read anything you think I’d like? Do share!

Like I said at the beginning of this month, messing up my beautifully organized shelves was worth it :) Here is another book spine poetry I managed to arrange from the titles I own.

 

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The introvert’s way,
The war of art –
(a) Testimony (of) 
The fault in our stars.
Bird by bird
Writing down your soul,
Writing – to change the world.

 

Want to play? Go arrange some of your books into pretty book spine poetry and then leave me a link so I can check it out :)

2013, April 1

Book Spine Poetry

Last year before Valentine’s Day, Judy Clement Wall wrote her readers a poem. The little button at the end of her post would only let me “like” it, but the truth is: I love that poem so much. Why, most of all? Because it is arranged from book titles!

My shelves are filled up nicely enough by now, so to kick start this year’s National Poetry Month, I set out to try and form a book title poem myself.

8554394989_255e5665d0Messing up the beautifully organized shelves was worth it :) I’ve managed to form a few poems instead of just the one I set out for, so I’ll share more throughout April.

There are so many wonderful things out there for everyone’s liking this month. Serena’s National Poetry Month Blog Tour being hosted is just one one the gems! This is the calendar as it currently stands, have a nice time browsing.
I signed up, because I desperately need more play-time, for April 15 and 26 – so do drop by again!

Happy National Poetry Month everyone!

 

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Anastasia’s Secret,
the Science of Kissing,
(is) truly, madly
deeply, desperately
absolutely, positively:
Hidden in Paris

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