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Poetry Friday: The Tyrant’s Daughter

Every Friday in March I’m posting a new book spine poem to gear up for National Poetry Month in April.

Get in on the act! On Tuesday, April 1, I’m putting up a gallery of your submissions – click here for details on how to submit your poem (and you can check out last year’s gallery to see what the heck I’m talking about).

As for my poem today…


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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Fabulous poem!

  2. Travis,
    How could I have forgotten you’re wonderful spine poems.
    This one is a REVERSO. I’m going to have to start thinking about the fun of writing a poem (or pulling my books together) for you.

  3. Katie McNamara says:

    Great idea! Adding this to my display for April!