Monday, April 8, 2013

It's Spine Poetry Time Again!

It's National Poetry Month, and that means spine poetry!  For the rest of the month the library will be a workshop for anyone who wants to create a spine poem.  Directions for creating a spine poem:

  1. Start looking at book titles in the library to see what strikes you. Arrange and rearrange them in your head. The best part of this type of poetry is that you don’t know where you’ll end up.
  2. Have a pencil and paper with you to write down titles that stand out – you can refer back to them later if you want.
  3. When you find an intriguing title pull it and try to make a poem with it.  If you don't use the book put it on the spine poetry cart near the bulletin board.  Maybe it will inspire someone else!
  4. Feel free to use pre-selected intriguing titles from the spine poetry cart.
  5. Don’t be afraid to use the library catalog to look up titles with specific words or phrases that fit.
  6. Please don't cannibalize other people's poems.
  7. When you get the poem the way you want it, let us know and we will take a picture for our book poetry album that will be posted right here at the end of April! 

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