And now, it’s time for some silliness. For Valentine’s Day 2014, we’re introducing what could possibly be the world’s FIRST EVER book acrostic love poems.
What, you ask, is a book acrostic love poem?
Rule 1: It must be written with (and only with) the first words of book titles.
Rule 2: It must be a love poem.
This Valentine’s Day challenge came from our advertising and direct mail manager, Romi Gutierrez. Below, you’ll find four poems written by members of UPF’s marketing department—with the help of some titles we ♥. Yes, we know they’re cheesy, but we just couldn’t resist sharing our creations and the love for UPF books. And at the very end, we’ve included a list of the books used to create the poems.
On Saving James
By Ale Gasso
Metadata Manager and Sales Assistant
By Dennis Lloyd
Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing, and Acquisitions
The Majic Tango
By Rachel Doll
Assistant Publicist and Exhibits Coordinator
By Romi Gutierrez
Advertising and Direct Mail Manager
Thanks to the following books for participating:
Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida’s Magical Waters
By Rick Kilby
The Wild Heart of Florida: Florida Writers on Florida’s Wildlands
Edited by Jeff Ripple and Susan Cerulean
By Carolyn Merritt
The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid
By Craig Pittman
H.D. (writing as Delia Alton), edited by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos
Seasons of Real Florida
By Jeff Klinkenberg
High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains
By Terry L. Howard
Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida
By Jerald T. Milanich and Nina J. Root
Flowers in the Desert: The Search for Chile’s Disappeared, second edition
By Paula Allen
Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey through West Florida
By Brian R. Rucker
The Chocolate Tree: A Natural History of Cacao, Revised and Expanded Edition
By Allen M. Young
Waiting at Joe’s
By Deeny Kaplan Lorber
Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen
By Carl Hiaasen, edited by Diane Stevenson
Your Florida Guide to Perennials: Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance
By Sydney Park Brown and Rick Schoellhorn
Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space
By John W. Young with James R. Hansen
Heart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture
By Elsbeth Gordon
Poem designs by Romi Gutierrez.
No books were harmed in the making of these poems.