Let’s Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Spot of Bookspine Poetry

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I’d like you all to try your hand at Bookspine Poetry.

If you’ve never tried this before, the concept is simple; you delve into your bookshelves (or those of your friends, library, supermarket or local bookstore) and stack books in order to create a poem.

Here’s some examples of a few of mine:


Men of the Otherworld,
Daughters of the Emerald dusk,
Return to the Whorl:

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Missing, presumed
Good as dead
The appearance of murder
Screams in the dark

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I saw a man
Every three hours
The year I met you.
A brief affair,
Only to die again.

I want to see yours – it’s easy!

Create your book spine poetry, write a blog post and send me a pingback.

If you post to Twitter, use the hashtags #BookspinePoetry and #NationalPoetryMonth

Use our Padlett board (see exciting information below!)


I’m experimenting with a new way for us to interact with each, it’s called Padlet – have you heard of it? It’s a cross between Pinterest and Google+, a central place for a group of people to share links, images and other media. I have created a Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Creation Station for us to use. If you’d like to try it, click through below and paste a link to your blog post. If you haven’t done a blog post maybe you could video or voice record yourself reading your poem and share it with us that way? The possibilities are endless.

I like the idea of this board as our posts are fleeting on social media (did you know a post on Twitter has a half life of 24mins? What are the chances of the people you’d like to read your work actually seeing it in that 24min slot?). Use this board to socialise your blog and social media accounts.

Share. Interact. Grow your network!

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About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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One Response to Let’s Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Spot of Bookspine Poetry

  1. Sangbad says:

    This is exciting…I’ll try after posting for today’s prompt…

    Liked by 1 person

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