Spine Poetry – 1

Poetry and me are like East and West, never the twain shall meet! I just can’t comprehend poems. Period!Then came across a new form of poetry on Meena’s Space. This poetry really fascinated me.
No, the sonnets, verses, ballads, prose etc are still Greek and Latin to me. This poetry is Different like the Maggi Tomato Ketchup!

Presenting for the first time on this blog…
The concept of book spine poetry appeared in 1993 with Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project. Katchadourian began collecting interesting titles and arranging them in clusters so the spines could be read like a sentence(s) or poem.


Lolita, My Gal Sunday, Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Pretend You Don’t See Her.


Lolita, Where Are You Now? Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Weep No More My lady.

P.S. I Love You.

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70 thoughts on “Spine Poetry – 1

    • Thanks Prateek! 🙂 Thrilled that you liked this! 🙂
      Why dont you do this Spine Poetry with your collection of books! It would be fun doing this together in a group!
      Yes, with Kindle all this is not possible!!

    • Glad you liked this concept, Smitha! Wow! That would be simply awesome! Would love to see the poems your books will share!! Looking forward to your book spine poetry! 🙂

  1. brilliant concept i must say…..and this is what creativity is all about, one can create such a marvelous thing simply by arrenging them in proper order.

    loved this concept and looking forward to see more in your upcoming series…:)

    • Oh yes, agree, a bit of out of box thinking and you have something different and creative! Glad you liked this concept! This positive feedback has geared me up for the next one in the series!! And that is coming up this Saturday! Stay tuned!! 🙂

  2. I am not sure if I can come up with something meaningful with my collection of non-fiction books. Maybe I can, but taking books and rearranging them back in the shelves is too much of effort, for me!

    Destination Infinity

    • I just joined a facebook group on Spine Poetry and was seeing some on Google also and came across a lot of SP with non-fiction too! So, SP with non-fiction is possible too! Try it out! 🙂

    • Thanks Sabina! Glad to join the Spine Poetry page on FB. It’s a wonderful forum to see so many creative poems with the books! Thanks for sharing it and look forward to lots of action there! 🙂

  3. I was lost actually reading it first. I really didn’t understand then I went back and read again.. Oh now I do understand… Excellent excellent, may be each of us could try one 🙂

  4. lol!! When I saw the title of the post I was like “Arghh! Poetry?” because I am like you 😀

    But this is good….lemme try this with the books that are right now in front of me…

    It’s your move wordfreak
    The Invitation
    The Anza Deception 😀

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