Let’s go poemcrazy.
Here is some book spine poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month.
This is in memory of my brother. His birthday is April 5.
A Cancer in the Family
For a little while,
When breath becomes air,
Braiding sweetgrass &
Burning down the house.
If you have book spine poetry to share, please leave it in the comments.
Published by Valorie Grace Hallinan
Writer, blogger at Books Can Save a Life, about the healing and enriching power of books. At work on a memoir about growing up with a mother who is mentally ill. A former book editor and medical librarian, my work has been published in Great Lakes Review, Library Journal, and other publications.
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13 thoughts on “April is National Poetry Month”
[…] this idea from Naomi at the wonderful Consumed by Ink , who was in turn inspired by Valerie at Books Can Save A Life. My book spines are virtual since so many of my books […]
This is a beautiful poem! (I’m sorry to hear about your brother.)
Oh, thank you. As I was telling Naomi, I find book spine poetry addictive, and I actually think it makes me a better poet when I attempt to write my own poems.
[…] was inspired to try some book spine poetry when I saw the lovely poem Valerie created at Books Can Save A Life. And, once I got going, I didn’t want to stop. It was so much fun. I […]
Naomi I LOVE these. Writing these is addictive isn’t it?
I love this! I will have to have a look around and see what I can come up with. 🙂
I saw this on your Facebook page, Val. I love it SO much.
Love it! A beautiful poem, and so clever. BTW, I just got Rick Bass’s For a Little While, and loving it so far.
Did you? I not only have not started the volume yet, I haven’t ever read anything by Rick Bass, I’m pretty sure. I can’t wait to dip in and discover his writing, these stories look luscious.
These three books just happened to be on my desk in the corner:
The Hardest Peace
When God Whispers Your Name
Bishop of Rwanda
Vera thank you