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April is National Poetry Month. Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, it is now celebrated every April. Libraries, poets, writers, schools, and even publishers celebrate with a wide variety of activities. Strand Books, a New York bookseller, is challenging the masses in a Book Spine Poetry contest via Instagram where they will repost their favorite entries.

I had so much fun coming up with three ideas, none of which are really all that creative, but it was still a blast. Admittedly, the overwhelming majority of books I’ve bought in the past four years have been ebooks, so I had to work with older books, but that only made it more challenging. Try your hand at a few and see how addicting it is. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you create your own, post a link in the comments.

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