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Where She Went

I love book spine poet­ry, and it’s a great way to get young writ­ers to engage with both books and poet­ry-writ­ing. Check out your own shelves and see what sto­ries emerge.

Here are some of my own efforts to show you how easy it can be.


Writing Road Trip | Book Spine Poetry - Where She Went | Lisa Bullard

Where She Went

Look­ing for Alas­ka
Chas­ing Ver­meer
Track­ing dad­dy down
Look­ing for Ali­bran­di
In search of Mock­ing­bird
Where the kiss­ing nev­er stops


Writing Road Trip | Book Spine Poetry - Where She Went | Lisa Bullard

Reality check

Real­i­ty check:
Don’t you know there’s a war on?


Writing Road Trip | Book Spine Poetry - Where She Went | Lisa Bullard

You Split

You
Split
Just like that
As easy as falling off the face of the Earth
Down the rab­bit hole
Absolute­ly, pos­i­tive­ly not
Okay for now


Writing Road Trip | Book Spine Poetry - Where She Went | Lisa Bullard

The Sky is Every­where

The sky is every­where
I’ll be there
For­ev­er


Check out this post by Travis Jonker for more infor­ma­tion about book spine poems. Need more inspi­ra­tion, check out the Book Spine Poem Gal­leries from 2011, 2013, and 2014.

2 Responses to Where She Went

  1. Laura Purdie Salas May 8, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

    I love these, Lisa! That last one is so com­fort­ing…

    • Lisa Bullard May 8, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

      Thanks so much, Lau­ra! It’s fun to look at my book­shelves with this whole new pur­pose in mind!

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