last week i came across this which led me to this which introduced me to book spine poetry. back in undergrad i took a course that had us trying out things like writing flarf, spoetry, and black out poems. it was one of my absolute favorite courses i have ever taken, and when i first heard of book spine poetry i felt like it was something that we would have covered in that class if we had the time. anyway, instead of procrastinating on ebay today, i decided to save my money for the smart phone i'm thinking about maybe possibly buying (though i probably won't) and tried my hand at book spine poetry with some of my books (which showed me that i need books with titles more suitable for making poems). here are some of the ones i came up with (and yes i do realize that some are completely awful. it was a lot of fun anyway):
as i said, it was a lot of fun. and since we're still in national poetry month, i think all of you should give it a try and link/write the poems you make in the comments. i would love to see them.
|Pride and prejudice never let me go outside the ordinary world.|
|The world according to Garp: stardust, darkness, a swiftly tilting planet.|
By the time you read this, the stuff that never happened [will be] gone with the wind.
|Paper towns catching fire fade into the wild: a great and terrible beauty.|
|Suspicious characters looking for Alaska fear no evil, brave, new world.|
|Wake the book thief, prep the last tycoon. The mists of Avalon fade.|
|The fault in our stars eclipse[s] the long fall home to Woefield.|
|An abundance of Katherines speak atonement, and only to deceive.|
|Go ask Alice the perks of being a wallflower far from the madding crowd.|
|The fault in our stars eclipse[s] the history of love.|
|The stranger, the watcher, monster. You don't know me.|
*Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid