Book Spine Poetry

Creating poetry is incredibly difficult. The form is dependent on condensed story and exact language, rhythm and invention. I had some of our teens create poems out of book spines in celebration of National Poetry Month, and I was really impressed by some of the poems they created.  Check them out for yourself!


The Crazy Things I Do for Love/  Marijuana/ Cocaine/ Alcohol/ glamour gurlz/ Strong at the Heart/ Respec/t Human Body The Crazy Things I Do for Love
Marijuana
Cocaine
Alcohol
glamour gurlz
Strong at the Heart
Respect
Human Body
   
Nothing But Drama/ When the Black Girl Sings/ Worst Impressions/ With Friends like These Nothing But Drama
When the Black Girl Sings
Worst Impressions
With Friends like These
   
 I Did it Without Thinking/ Alcohol/ My Anxious Mind  
I Did it Without Thinking
Alcohol
My Anxious Mind
 
   
What If?/ glamour gurlz/ Respect/ Inhalants What If?
glamour gurlz
Respect
Inhalants
   
Dragon Ball/ Naruto/ InuYasha/ Bleach/ Passion Dragon Ball
Naruto
InuYasha
Bleach
Passion
 
   
Poetry speaks who I am When Nothing Matters Anymore Everything I need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book And Still I Rise Poetry speaks who I am
When Nothing Matters Anymore
Everything I need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book
And Still I Rise
Now Is Your Time 
   
Thirteen Reasons Why/ Birds of North America/ Calls Beyond Our Heart Thirteen Reasons Why
Birds of North America
Calls Beyond Our Heart
   
Perfect Scoundrels/ Summer and the City/ Caught Up in the Drama/ Chopstick Perfect Scoundrels
Summer and the City
Caught Up in the Drama
Chopstick