In late October, Hannah threw down the gauntlet and challenged me to write a spine poem. The concept is brilliantly simple: use the titles of the books on your bookshelf to build a poem. This allows me to repurpose my favorite titles into a piece of my own, and it gives you a glimpse into my personal library. Easy? Peasy? Lemon Squeezy? Hannah advised she'd let me cheat and add a word or two of my own; however, I decided to see this one through without it.
I couldn't settle on one final product, so I've brought you four spine poems today. So have a look a around! I tried very hard to keep only my most favorite titles while building these poems, do you recognize any of them as favorites of your own? Tell me all about it in the comments!
the anxious object
a clockwork orange engine empire.
The birthday of the world
my mother: demonology.
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
The elephant vanishes.
Art and fear stand still
like the hummingbird.