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Books + Poetry + Rainy Day = Book Spine Poetry!

Poetry springs eternal, pandemic  be darned!  The month of April can mean many things to different people, but to me, April Showers and the National Poetry Month designation stand out.  So, on a recent rainy day stuck at home, I ransacked my personal library collection to create poetry from book spine titles.   Let these following examples be a springboard for your own book spine poems. Gather the family round and get creative.   See how many poems you can create by throwing in cookbooks, graphic novels, manuals and children’s books to the usual fiction and non-fiction mix.

Take a photo of your book spine poems, include the text, and email it to us at

For more inspiration, view past years’ book spine poetry from the Nevins Library.

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Check out our Instagram for other poems from our creative library staff. 

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Book Spine Poetry 2019, Part 2!

Putting together last week’s book spine poem was so much fun,  we decided to squeeze in a couple more before the close of National Poetry Month…

Among the Wonderful
Silent Children
She Would Be King

∼ Anna, Reference Librarian


Serving in Silence
The Good Girls Revolt
Because She Can
Rebuild the Dream
By All Means Necessary

∼ Tatjana, Reference Librarian

Send us photos of your own book spine poetry!

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Book Spine Poetry 2019

I can’t resist sneaking in book spine poetry before the end of National Poetry Month…

What in the world is going on?
It’s raining frogs
And then there’s this
Waking up
Breaking the spell

∼ Sue, Reference Desk

For more quirky book spine poetry, check out last year’s entries.