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.
Where She Went
Looking for Alaska
Tracking daddy down
Looking for Alibrandi
In search of Mockingbird
Where the kissing never stops
Don’t you know there’s a war on?
Just like that
As easy as falling oﬀ the face of the Earth
Down the rabbit hole
Absolutely, positively not
Okay for now
The Sky is Everywhere
The sky is everywhere
I’ll be there
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.
I love these, Lisa! That last one is so comforting…
Thanks so much, Laura! It’s fun to look at my bookshelves with this whole new purpose in mind!