New Kinds of Poetry: Title Poems (2017 Edition)

It’s Poetry Month, my dulcet darlings!  That can mean only one thing.  Time to come up with a new way of writing poetry. Today, the challenge is simple.  Write original poetry, that makes sense, entirely out of the titles of books published in 2017.  For my purposes today I think I’ll work entirely in the […]

It’s Poetry Month, my dulcet darlings!  That can mean only one thing.  Time to come up with a new way of writing poetry.

Today, the challenge is simple.  Write original poetry, that makes sense, entirely out of the titles of books published in 2017.  For my purposes today I think I’ll work entirely in the picture book medium.  That said, I have little doubt that a person could do just as well with middle grade or YA.  And if this sounds a bit too close to spine poetry, you are correct.  The only difference really is that you can use books that have not been published yet, just so long as they’re coming out in the current year.

Here are mine:


 

Spring

Deep in the Woods by Christopher Corr
Free As a Cloud by Bai Bing, ill. YU Rong
Walk With Me by Jairo Buitrag, ill. Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
When the Rain Comes by Alma Fullerton, ill. Kim La Fave
Away by Emil Sher, ill. Qin Leng
Now by Antoinette Portis
Shake a Leg, Egg! by Kurt Cyrus
Home and Dry by Sarah L. Smith
And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner, ill. Jaime Kim

 


 

A Little Too Insistent

Play With Me! by Michelle Lee
That’s Not How You Do It! by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
Quiet! by Kate Alizadeh
Sing, Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez
Play? by Linda Olafsdottir

 


 

This Book

This Book Will Not Be Fun by Cirocco Dunlap, ill. Olivier Tallec
The Book No One Ever Read by Cornelia Funke
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
This Book Is Magic by Ashley Evanson


 

And finally, in book jackets alone:

Love Is

LoveIs

InYourHands

IGotNewFriend

AndIHaveYou

As ever, please check out Travis Jonker’s post on how to make your own spine poetry, as well as his remarkable Book Spine Poem Gallery for fun!

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