Spine Poetry Contest

For National Poetry Month, the Academy Library is holding a contest for original Spine Poetry.  Spine poems are created using the titles on the spines of books or dvds.  See examples from last year’s spine poems.



  • Create a spine poem using the words on the spines of a stack of books or dvds.
  • Use items from the Academy Library or your own collection.
  • Open to all members of the PEA community.
  • Poems must be submitted in photographic form.
  • In order to collect a prize, winners must come to the Academy Library.

 How to Enter

  • Email a picture of your poem or poems to Beth Rohloff by April 26th. Be sure to include your name and poem title.
  • Note: If you are interested in participating, but do not have a camera, please contact Beth Rohloff (brohloff@exeter.edu, x3568).

Deadline for Submissions— Sat. April 26th

  • All submissions will be posted anonymously to the Academy Library’s Facebook and Pinterest pages.
  • Public voting will take place online and in person from April 28 – May 2nd. Winners will be announced in early May.