How do you create your own? Here are my tips for kids and teens:
1. Check out last year’s book spine poem gallery for inspiration.
2. Once you’re in the library, start looking at titles to see what strikes you. Arrange and rearrange in your head. The best part of this type of poetry is the fact that you don’t know where you’ll end up.
3. Have a pencil and paper with you to write down titles that stand out – you can go back to them later.
4. Don’t be afraid to use the library catalog to search for titles with exact words or phrases that you want.
As promised, here's a book spine poem I wrote tonight:
What am I doing here
Lost in the cosmos?
Beginning to see the light
With a little help from my friends -
Give it a try and, when you do, post it here for others to read!
Happy Poetry Month!!