Poetry can be difficult enough to write, but how about a little help from a book? No, not a poetry lesson book, but an actual book cover. It’s called Book Spine Poetry and all it takes is a few books, a little creativity and a camera. Just choose your books, line them up and voila…poetry!
In the US, April is National Poetry Month and the creative actions behind Michigan librarian Travis Jonker has produced tons of great examples and ideas at his blog called 100scopenotes.
It’s a great idea to use with kids on a rainy afternoon or just something fun to try yourself with the books on your own bookshelf. Even if it isn’t National Poetry Month, you can always do with a little creative boost. And don’t forget, it doesn’t have to rhyme!