Kathy Lohrum Cotton won first place in the 2017 Book Spine Poems contest sponsored by the Carbondale, Illinois, Public Library, with this poem, “The Subject Tonight Is Love.”
Cotton issued a call for members of the society to submit their own Book Spine Poems. I decided to take up the challenge. Since haiku is traditionally untitled, I used a book entitled Haiku to identify the genre of my offering, which was published in the ISPS newsletter.
Send one poem only to wildamorris[at]ameritech[dot]net (substitute the @ sign for “at” and a . for “dot”). Put “August Poetry Challenge Submission” in the subject line of your email. Include a brief bio which can be printed with your poem if you are a winner this month. Please put your name and bio under the poem in your email.
Please do not indent or center your poem on the page, put it in a box or against a special background.