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?

Lucy Powrie

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.


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    Chrissi Reads

    25 September, 2013

    I haven’t had a go at book spine poetry. Awesome idea though.
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    Rita @ Weaving Pages

    25 September, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

      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

    mind-blowing poem


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