Hub Photo Challenge: Spine Poetry Final Round-Up and Winner Announced!

national-poetry-monthIn celebration of National Poetry Month, we’ve been hosting a spine poetry contest here on The Hub as part of our 2014 Hub Reading Challenge. Spine poetry is the art of arranging books so their titles form a poem. All month long, readers were invited to get creative with the list of eligible Reading Challenge titles and submit a picture of their book spine poem for a chance to win a signed copy of Every Day by David Levithan, a 2013 Teens’ Top Ten winning title.

We received lots of amazing submissions from readers, and we’re thrilled to share these pictures with you today as we wrap up National Poetry Month! Thank you to everyone who participated!


from Rebekah Stafford


from Ariel Birdoff


from Killian Weston


from Elaine Fultz


from Anna Wendt


 from the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library

Those library spine labels get in the way of the artistry here, so here’s the text version:

Crap Kingdom
Far Far Away
Nothing Can Possible Go Wrong
I am the Messenger
Boy Nobody
Killer of Enemies


from Jennifer Burns


from Adrienne Gillespie


from Meghan Darling


from Charlene Hsu Gross

And the winner is… Jennifer Burns!


We loved each and every one of these spine poetry submissions, and Jennifer’s poem especially caught our eye with its wry humor. Congratulations, Jennifer! You will receive a signed copy of Every Day, by David Levithan!

Thank you again to everyone who participated, and big thanks to Hub Advisory Board member Carli Spina who headed up this photo challenge.

And if anyone is wishing they’d signed up for the Hub Reading Challenge after seeing all these great titles displayed, there’s still time! The challenge runs through June 22, so join in now. Happy reading!

-Allison Tran, currently reading Noggin by John Corey Whaley

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Allison Tran

Past Member Manager for YALSA's The Hub. Passionate about information literacy, social media, and connecting readers with books they'll love.

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