Thursday, May 19, 2011

Light Bulb Lab

Prepare yourself for poetry with backbone! Book spine poetry, that is. No, I didn’t invent it. I’m not sure who did, but I was first introduced to book spine poetry by Travis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes.

It’s simple. Just stack up some books with the spines facing out. Each title is a line in the poem. Now take a picture and . . .

          Here's another one:

Once I got started, I couldn't stop!

My daughter and I had a great time making book spine poems from our home library. This would be a super fun public library activity, too.

This is such a blast; you have to try it. Send us your book spine poetry!

P.S. One of these books is written by a Richmond author. Do you know which one?

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