[Sherman Oaks, CA:]: [Ninja Press, 2015]. One of seventy-five copies, signed both by the poet and photographer with an additional eight lettered hors commerce. Photographically reproduced frontispiece and title page illustration; twenty-one photographic reproductions by Carolee Campbell. The photographs were printed digitally on Japanese Asuka washi, then cut and tipped-in by hand. The type is handset Van Dick with Felix Titling for the display. It is printed letterpress on dampened Barcham Green paper, handmade in 1986 at the Hayle Mill (now closed) in Maidstone, Kent, England. A fine copy. Prospectus laid in. Quarter forest green French goatskin over decorative black English paper. Folio (12.5" x 6.75"). 36 pp. Item #16259
On Rooks consists of a "set of splendidly rich poems that records the minutiae of the moment, moving from the micro to the macro throughout. The poems are both the residue of privacy and an accounting of terrain, the poet's territory; a collision of megalopolis, mountain, and desert meeting in a fire" (from the prospectus).
Dennis Phillips (b. 1951) is an American poet and novelist. He co-edited the poetry-section of the New Review of Literature, was a founding editor of Littoral Books, the first Book Review Editor of the magazine Sulfur, and the L.A. Weekly's first poetryeditor, as well as a director of the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. Phillips is a professor in the Humanities and Science Department at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Some of his other works include The Hero is Nothing (1985), 20 Questions (1991), and Hope: A Novel (2007).