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Poetry Friday: The Genius

On April 1st, I want to kick off National Poetry Month with the bang it deserves.

But I’m gonna need your help.

I’ll post a new book spine cento here every Friday in March. On Friday, April 1st I’ll put up a gallery with your submissions. Click here for more information on creating your own book spine poem.

Give it a try, snap a photo, and send it my way (scopenotes (at) gmail (dot) com) or post it to your blog and let me know.

Here’s my first March poem:

Be sure to check out the Poetry Friday roundup at The Small Nouns.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. What a fun challenge! And aren’t you all thinking ahead and being prepared?!?!

  2. Wow. My dog feels dumb. But I’m in on this challenge. Thank you. A.

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