October 4, 2013
I’m a day late for National Poetry Day, so this post can serve to suggest its year-round continuation in practice – even for elliptical found poems assembled from book spines. Click to enlarge:
Explorations of the marvellous
Mazes and labyrinths by salt water:
Quarantine the sleepwalkers,
The Sufis, the inheritors,
Nothing happens in Carmincross.
Thanks to the authors and editors: Peter Nicholls, W. H. Matthews, Angela Bourke, Patrick O’Brian, Jim Crace, Arthur Koestler, Idries Shah, William Golding, and Benedict Kiely.
More book spine poems, aka bookmashes, in the archives. I see the Lakeside Theatre at University of Essex is having a bookmash contest for tickets to a radio writing workshop (it links to mine for illustration). Good luck to the entrants!
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Posted by Stan Carey
March 4, 2012
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Time, love and summer
A woman speaks
About time, love and summer:
Arrow in the blue;
Land of milk and honey,
Sixpence in her shoe.
With thanks to the authors: Anaïs Nin, Paul Davies, William Trevor, Arthur Koestler, Bríd Mahon, and Maura Treacy; and to Nina Katchadourian, whose Sorted Books project started it for me.
Update: More, from Twitter: a gardeny one by @HarrietRycroft, and a stargazing one by @ozalba.
City of Lu has joined in, with a brace of funny examples.
Jessie Jessup has gone full throttle nerd swoon for book mash poetry — and offers six more here.
Chris Galvin felt National Poetry Month was the perfect excuse for her second book spine poem. And another: ‘Old Beijing‘.
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Posted by Stan Carey