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AU English faculty display “Book Spine Poems” in Phillips Library

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Book Spine Poems in Phillips LibraryIn recognition of National Poetry Month, celebrated every April to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry, AU English professors have created poems using stacks of books from Phillips Library’s shelves. The titles of the books that appear on the spines are arranged to make the poem. Stop by Phillips Library to read the poems—or create one yourself! Anyone who would like to browse the shelves for titles to create a poem may submit the stack of books to a Phillips Library staff member for display.

The Glass Wall of Poetry has also returned, which offers library visitors the opportunity to create poems using static cling words printed on vinyl-coated paper strips. It appears on the plate glass window walls that separate the library lobby from the computer lab. Happy National Poetry Month!

Visit Phillips Library in April to see the following poems:

“Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older” by Dan Hipp, Associate Professor of English
Why Life Speeds Up as You Get Older
Honest to Jesus
I Came a Stranger
The Most Human Human
Moonwalking with Einstein
Redeeming Laughter
The Future Without a Past

“Let’s Talk Terror” by Sara Gerend, Assistant Professor of English
Let’s Talk Terror
Snakes that Squeeze and Snatch
Shadows on the Grass
Square Dancing
Vampire Bats
A Light in the Attic

“The Dispossessed” by Bridgitte Barclay, Assistant Professor of English
The Dispossessed
Volatile Bodies
Ghost Dancing
Against the Apocalypse
Unbearable Weight

“Everyday Revolutionaries” by Jarret Neal, Instructor of English
Everyday Revolutionaries
Coming Out Under Fire
Remember These Things
Men Must Fight
Between Water and Song
Sing With the Heart of a Bear
Voice of Combat
Speak Truth to Power
“I Will Wear No Chain!”