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Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers

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Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers

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A charming, clever, and original collection of more than 100 spine poems–a popular form of found poetry composed by arranging book spines—illustrated with 110 full-color photographs.

Easy to create and share online, spine poems—also known as collage poems or centos—have become a fun and popular way of writing poetry. Spine Poems is a delightful, illustrated collection of more than 100 spine poems that range from hilarious to heart-rending to profound.

Award-winning creative director and former bookseller Annette Dauphin Simon has arranged the poems in categories that resemble those found in a bookstore: Art, Biography and Memoir, Business, Cooking, Home and Garden, Music, Parenting, Philosophy, Politics, Pop Culture, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and True Crime. Each poem pulls from a wide variety of book genres and ranges from the short and quippy to lengthier and poignant.

Ridiculous / Hilarious / Terrible / Cool

 Other Words for Home

 Elisha Cooper / Jasmine Warga


My Heart

Is Was


Hundred Percent


Didn’t See That Coming


Julie Larios and Julie Paschkis / Corinna Luyken / Deborah Freedman / Deborah Heiligman /Karen Romano Young / Brian Selznick / Rachel Hollis / Gordon Korman

Every poem is visually captured in a color photograph of stacked book spines taken by the author and is presented in a text version on the opposite page. Each spread also includes a list of the authors and artists whose titles make up the poem, and features quotes, fun facts, and other related literary and popular culture miscellany.

Spine Poems is a wonderful keepsake and gift book for all lovers of words, books, and poetry.

ISBN: 9780063208223

ISBN-10: 9780063208223

Publisher: Harper Design

Publication Date: 09/06/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/06/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English


Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Poetry

Social Science / Popular Culture

Literary Criticism / Books & Reading

Design / Graphic Arts / Typography