Book Spine Poetry: Stacking Up Verse

Library Life
Book spine poem by Jody Strauch

The Kansas City Public Library encouraged patrons to get creative in celebration of National Library Week (April 10-16), and a lot of readers heard the call. Check out a gallery of crafty book spine poems sent in by members of the community, and get ideas for making your own.

In addition to writing book spine poems, patrons were also encouraged to submit LifeWriting essays and get personalized book recommendations on the Library's Facebook page. It was a great week of celebrating reading!

As Readers' Services Manager Kaite Mediatore Stover explained on local TV, a book spine poem is made by stacking up books so their titles form the lines of a poem. It's simple in concept, but kind of tricky to pull off. Find out how your fellow readers rose to the challenge. View a gallery by clicking the image below.