Book Spine Poetry

I’ve decided to have a go at book spine poetry. I did it on a bit of a whim so both examples aren’t perfect, but I’m actually quite pleased with the result.

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Under the Never Sky,

Blood Red Road,




Beautiful Disaster,

The Killing Woods.

The idea behind this one was an abandoned road with nothing living there: no animals, no people, nothing.

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Before I Die

City of Bones

Hush, Hush.

I wasn’t so sure about this one but think the feel is right. It’s darker and more mysterious and leaves a bit more up to the imagination.

Have you had a go at book spine poetry?

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    Chrissi Reads
    25 September, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I haven’t had a go at book spine poetry. Awesome idea though.
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    Rita @ Weaving Pages
    25 September, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Ooh, Lucy! I love both those poems! My favourite one is the 2nd one. I loved how all the books went together, especially “Before I Die”, “City of Bones” and “Hush, hush” was the best ending to a poem, EVER! Haha! I might have a go at this 🙂
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    Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)
    25 September, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Woah that is seriously, some amazing poetry there, Lucy! Love love love it.

    Thanks so much for sharing, hon! <33
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    Jess Hearts Books
    25 September, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Oh I loved this! Especially the last one I immediately thought it was about someone dying. I might have to have a go myself and see what I come up with!
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    25 September, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Ooh, I love your poems. I have actually tried doing book spine poetry before with absolutely CRAP results. Lots of readathons have book spine poetry as challenges and every time I see one I try it out. (and it’s likely I’ll go to my shelves after this and try it out again) and I’m never EVER happy with my results.

    Yours are both very sad though!
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    Maya @ The Book Nook
    25 September, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Ah, these are good! I’ve had a go at this before with… interesting results. 😉
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    27 September, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I love these poems! Book spine poetry is awesome and so creative. My favourite is your second one, so cool! I tried book spine poetry before, wasn’t very good at it though! Great post. 🙂
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      Lucy Powrie
      27 September, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      I actually thought the first was better so I’m glad to see that people thought differently (I wasn’t so keen on the second!).

      Thanks for stopping by, Jack!

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    shanta spine
    13 July, 2019 at 9:18 am

    mind-blowing poem

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