Dear Poet Project and Spine Poetry

DP #40: Phone Number Poem

Try writing a ten-line poem, using your phone number to guide how many syllables each line should have.

Take ten minutes.

Today, we’re going to watch and listen as four more eminent American poets recite their original poetry. Be prepared to write down your reactions after hearing each one.


For the remainder of the hour, I want you to make spine poetry with your peers. Grab some books (either your own or from our class bookshelves) and create poetry! Take a picture and post it on your blog! Be prepared to share your spine poetry to the class.

Here’s an example of what it could look like:

Example #1

Example #2

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