Book Spine Poetry


By Erik, the Great-

A love to write poetry. It’s fun and gets you to use your imagination, but sometimes it’s kind of hard to figure out where to start. One type of poetry is called book spine poetry. With book spine poetry you don’t have to start with a blank page, you start with a full book shelf! How you do it is you take a look at the titles on the spines of the books on your book shelf and then arrange them into a poem.
Here’s my book shelf (well, part of my book shelf 😉 ):

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Here is a book spine poem I came up with:

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It can be long or short, silly or serious and it doesn’t have to make complete sense, but it’s a great way to build a poem out of the books in your house!
Here’s another one:

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And one more:

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Use the books on your shelf to create a poem. Share below!


Erik, the Great is a twelve-year-old sixth grader who loves to read. He started his blog, This Kid Reviews Books when he was nine. Erik writes a monthly book review column for the Upper Bucks Free Press. He recently self-published his first book titled “The Adventures of Tomato and Pea: A Bad Idea.” Learn more about Erik HERE.

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