Sophia's Lament. Ninja Press, Dennis Phillips.
Sophia's Lament.
Sophia's Lament.
Sophia's Lament.

Sophia's Lament.

[Sherman Oaks, California: Ninja Press, 2012]. One of 79 numbered copies signed by Dennis Phillips. The present book was designed, printed, and bound by Carolee Campbell at her Ninja Press with assistance from Karen Skove Chu in the bindery. Eight lettered hors commerce copies were also produced. With a letterpress printed bird, decorated by hand, on title-page. Title printed in red. All text letterpress printed on handmade paper from the Moulin du Verger papermill in Puymoyen, France. A fine copy, as new. Paper wrappers made from two sheets (yellow outside and purple inside) of kyoseishi paper from the Fuji Paper Mills Cooperative. Letterpress title in purple on front cover. Sewn with red silk. Kozo endpapers containing mango leaves from Thailand. 6 in. x 10 in. [12] pp. Item #16909

Dennis Phillips (b. 1951) is a poet, novelist, literary critic, and editor born and raised in Los Angeles. He is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, recently Navigation: Selected Poems (2010) and Measures (2013), and the editor of Joyce on Ibsen (2008). His chapbook On Rooks (2015) was also published by Ninja Press. Phillips is a professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and is on the faculty of the Otis College of Art and Design.

Carolee Campbell (b. 1936) is the sole proprietor of Ninja Press, where she has been designing, letterpress printing, and binding books, broadsides, and keepsakes since 1984. Campbell has printed the work of numerous contemporary poets including former United States Poets Laureate W.S. Merwin, Billy Collins, Philip Levine, and Natasha Trethewey.

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