Monday, February 13, 2012

Origami Poetry Chap Books

What a delight on this cold and cloudy Monday morning to receive an email from my friend, the poet and novelist Corey Mesler, with a link to a wonderful little poetry chap book that you print and fold (like origami) yourself. Check out "To Writing You."

And then click here to learn how to fold the book. (It's easy, really. My first try, in this photo, is a little crooked but that's because my printer messed up the margins.)

The cover art is by Corey's daughter, Chloe.

My favorite poem in the book is "Walking on God's Good Side," but I also love "Conviction."

Need something to put inside your Valentine's card? This is it! The book is only 2 3/4 X 4 1/4 inches. Click on other poets' names at the site and you might find more little chap books to print, fold, cut and give as gifts or just enjoy yourself.


Anonymous said...

These books are so cool.

Darrelyn Saloom said...

Thanks, Susan. I do need something for my Valentine.

emma said...

I love this kind of stuff!! and love the poetry ..... Thanks Susan, and especially thanks to Corey!! I'm sharing this with our WriteMemphis girls.

Jan Keough said...

Thanks for posting Corey's book. I worked on it this weekend and it was such a treat! (My friend, Lynnie, and I co-founded the Origami Poems Project) - Jan K

Susan Cushman said...

Emma: great idea to use with the WriteMemphis girls. They could make their own chapbooks!

Darrelyn: I made 6 of these and gave them as Valentine gifts.

Jan: The Origami Poems Project is awesome. Corey and I have been friends for a while, but I'm also checking out some of the other poets on your site. Great idea!