Poetry Friday: Spiny
Poetry. Not really in my wheelhouse. I appreciate good poetry and applaud those who write it, but itâ€™s not a genre that I feel very comfortable in.
The other day, I came across a type of poetry Iâ€™d never seen. It isnâ€™t written, but chosen and arranged using the titles of books. Check out the remarkable work of Nina Katchadourian:
I can get into this. Below is my childrenâ€™s book attempt:
Want to give it a try?
Snap a picture of your book spine poem and post it on your site, or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there are some takers, Iâ€™ll post a gallery of your work on the next Poetry Friday.
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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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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