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Contest Details

DHS Library is running its first ever Book Spine Poetry Contest during the month of April to honor both National Poetry Month AND National Library Week.

Book spine poems are created by stacking books and using the words on the spine to create a poem.

The top 3 favorites will be selected by a panel of yet-to-be-selected judges.


Contest Guidelines

  1. Browse the DHS Library for ideas.

  2. Select books and stack them in order to create poem.

  3. Take photograph (or ask Mrs. Johnson for help).

  4. Email the photo to Mrs. Johnson at  In the body of the message, please type the poem text (in case it is needed for clarification).

  5. Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2015.  Prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded.

  6. Questions? Contact the DHS Library.

You can enter as many times as you like, but you can only win one prize. By entering the contest you certify your images and the poems are your own creations. The submitted poems and photos remain yours, but Dedham High School Library reserves the right to use any submitted material in our library newsletters or on our website.



There is a great photo gallery of examples, as well as some helpful tips, in this article from 100 Scope Notes, a School Library Journal blog.

Check it out at


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