Book Spine Poetry, June 2017

This is my last public library display for the foreseeable future. In August 2017 my position at the public library changed, and then in the winter I transitioned to a position at an academic library. I tried to go out with something a little different, and this was a fun display that got patrons involved. The following pictures are my initial attempts at book spine poetry.

The following are poems that I found throughout the month that patrons had put together:

Please feel free to remix/reinvigorate/reuse these materials, I would love to see pictures if you do!

Poster

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National POET-TREE Month, April 2016

I saw a display similar to this on the School Library Displays blog, and was immediately taken by the idea of a “poet-tree.” My tree was smaller – I made it by anchoring branches in a styrofoam half-dome and placing it all into a small metal bucket. I printed poems onto yellow, green, and gold paper and cut the shapes of leaves around them. Then I punched a hole in each and tied a string through. The idea was for patrons to tie a poem they liked onto the tree, but it hasn’t really caught on. I do think some of the leaves were taken, which is maybe even better. If I did this display again, it might be more of a giving tree. The books of poetry are all by contemporary poets with a focus on POC and female poets. I wanted to express that poetry isn’t old and boring, but current and urgent.

Please feel free to remix/reinvigorate/reuse these materials, I would love to see pictures if you do!

Poster

Small Explanatory Standee