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.

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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.

Enjoy!

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On Saving James

By Ale Gasso

Metadata Manager and Sales Assistant

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Quotable

By Dennis Lloyd

Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing, and Acquisitions

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The Majic Tango

By Rachel Doll

Assistant Publicist and Exhibits Coordinator

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Untitled

By Romi Gutierrez

Advertising and Direct Mail Manager

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Thanks to the following books for participating:

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida’s Magical Waters

By Rick Kilby

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The Wild Heart of Florida: Florida Writers on Florida’s Wildlands

Edited by Jeff Ripple and Susan Cerulean

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Tango Nuevo

By Carolyn Merritt

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The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid

By Craig Pittman

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Majic Ring

H.D. (writing as Delia Alton), edited by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos

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Seasons of Real Florida

By Jeff Klinkenberg

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High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains

By Terry L. Howard

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Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida

By Jerald T. Milanich and Nina J. Root

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Flowers in the Desert: The Search for Chile’s Disappeared, second edition

By Paula Allen

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Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey through West Florida

By Brian R. Rucker

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The Chocolate Tree: A Natural History of Cacao, Revised and Expanded Edition

By Allen M. Young

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Waiting at Joe’s

By Deeny Kaplan Lorber

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Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

By Carl Hiaasen, edited by Diane Stevenson

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Your Florida Guide to Perennials: Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance

By Sydney Park Brown and Rick Schoellhorn

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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

By John W. Young with James R. Hansen

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Heart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture

By Elsbeth Gordon

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Poem designs by Romi Gutierrez.

No books were harmed in the making of these poems.

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