Book Spine Poetry, Vol. 2: “Dancing with Mr. Darcy”

For a bit of fun, a tongue-in-cheek romantic book spine poem, inspired by everyone’s favorite Austen hero:

Sailing alone around the room
Dancing with Mr. Darcy,
Lips together, teeth apart:
Great expectations.

Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins

Dancing with Mr. Darcy: Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House compiled by Sarah Waters

Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Excuse the recycled Great Expectations! My student copy that I’ve had forever. For more book spine poetry, volume one can be found here. And for more on the original book spine poetess, visit Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books Project.