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Book Spine Poetry

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Quinn McDonald has a great twist on found poetry that's bound to wonderfully disrupt your day. (oh Cthulhu, forgive me the puns; it's a sickness.) Use the titles on your book spines to compose poems. Here are two of mine:






The concept really lends itself to haiku, as you can see. The first one created some angst, because I couldn't BELIEVE I didn't have a copy of Alice in Wonderland. I'm convinced it's been STOLEN, or maybe just mis-shelved, perhaps downstairs in nonfiction. (heehee) But I do love the second. It's practically a synopsis of my novel in progress. 

Feel free to share your spine poetry in the comments!


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asakiyume
Apr. 23rd, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
Ha! Excellent. I like the second one especially. Thank you, Suzanne Collins, for such a great title for concluding gory book spine haiku.
cafenowhere
Apr. 23rd, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
What a wonderfully apropos icon!

Once you start tinkering with titles, it's hard to stop.
asakiyume
Apr. 23rd, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
LOL, it was an illo for a story of mine, "The River of the Fire of Life."
(Anonymous)
Apr. 23rd, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Book Spine Poetry
I LOVE the first one! It's really addictive, I have waaay too many books in my bookcase not to return to this.
diatryma
Apr. 25th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
I mentioned this to Angela because she can't find her copy of Anagrams, and... um.

Chasing Fire
Catching Fire
Burning Up
Ash

...which I'm sure are all available on Kindle.
cafenowhere
Apr. 25th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
Oh geez, I didn't get the "kindle" pun until I went to post a response. Touche!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 26th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
I´d love to read the last three all together! :D
Paula - Buenos Aires
cafenowhere
Apr. 26th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hi, Paula. I'd really recommend All Shot Up by Chester Himes, who started writing when he was in prison for jewel theft in the 1940s. ASU is from his series about two African-American detectives: Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Some wild stuff!


Edited at 2012-04-26 05:24 pm (UTC)
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