Intro to Spine Poetry.

 Spine Poetry is the art of arranging book titles into poems and/or short prose. It’s a great way for both writers and visual artists to exercise their craft skills and get their creativity flowing.

 The following spine poems took 20 minutes all together to craft and photograph:

poetry 1

Once I lived,
Leaning towards infinity,
A lion among men.

poetry 2

The Guardians:
The woman who gave birth to her mother
and the girl who fell from the sky.

poetry 3

It is daylight, Wise Blood.
The weight of the sun, a love rock revolution
My dangerous desires
an empire of women.
We are,
the survival league.


To see some of Marylhurst’s awesome spine poetry projects visit:

(Spine poetry and photos by ELW student Darwin Riviere)

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