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. Maria Popova adapted the spine sentences into poetry, and the idea quickly spread around the interwebs.
Here’s my Spine Poetry from the little collections of books from my rack. I called this Poetry… “An Aura Of Emptiness”