UBC Day 20 : Spine Poetry – 8


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.

Katchadourian’s Sorted Book Project manages to become more than an experiment in medium. Her playful photographed poems are sometimes cleverly arranged jokes or amusing images, but at other times, they are short and stunning thoughts on the nature of art and artists. You can see all the series at her website.


The Secret Wish List

  • Toke
  • Vodka
  • Men on My Mind : Dear John & Shantaram
  • Losing My Virginity
  • Perfect!!