It’s a few months since I made one of these. So: a new book spine poem.
Microworlds, a patchwork planet
Solar bones brighter than
A thousand suns.
Gut symmetries collapse,
All fall down,
Vertigo: wide open –
Full catastrophe living.
Thanks to the authors: Stanisław Lem, Anne Tyler, Mike McCormack, Robert Jungk, Jeanette Winterson, Jared Diamond, Ita Daly, Joanna Walsh, Nicola Barker, and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Solar Bones and Vertigo featured in this post; I tweeted lines I liked from them too, and from Gut Symmetries and Microworlds, including Lem’s elegant description of sci-fi as involving ‘the art of putting hypothetical premises into the very complicated stream of sociopsychological occurrences’. Some of the books I’ve yet to read.
Another of Nicola Barker’s, Five Miles from Outer Hope, appeared in my first set of book spine poems back in 2010. This is the 40th one I’ve put on Sentence first – the full archive is here, where you’ll also find links to other people’s. New players are always welcome.