Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Nina Katchadourian borrows the words she uses for her unusual poetry from the spines of books. She arranges those spines, book upon book, so that they form brief poems that are often insightful and surprising.

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.

Sorted Book Project [Nina Katchadourian via Laughing Squid]

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines