Poetry. Like the medieval maps from which MAPPA MUNDI takes its title, Dennis Phillips' 16th volume of poetry is a survey of territory as subjective as it is tangible. Riffing off the unstable certainty of medieval world maps, MAPPA MUNDI builds on, refracts, distills, distorts and reexamines Phillips' past works and recurring themes, relying on, among other techniques, repeated motifs, narrative tensions and lyrical condensations. Its three parts charting the key elements of city, desert and islands, MAPPA MUNDI sets a predicate to be expanded in its sequel, The Cartographer's Lament.
Dennis Phillips is the author of MAPPA MUNDI (Talisman House, Publishers, 2019), MEASURES (Talisman House, Publishers, 2013), NAVIGATION, SELECTED POEMS 1985-2010 (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2011), and thirteen previous books of poetry. He lives and works in Pasadena, California.Author City: PASADENA, CA USA