A New Cadence Poetry Series
Reading from his work
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060
Dennis Phillips is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Arena, Credence, Sand, and most recently Study for the Possibility of Hope (Pie in the Sky Press) and Navigation: Selected Poems, 1985 – 2010 (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions) . His work, both poetry and commentary, regularly appears in various national and local poetry journals. In 1998 he edited and wrote the introduction for a book on some of the early essays of James Joyce, Joyce On Ibsen. His novel, Hope, came out in 2007.
Phillips was a founding editor of Littoral Books, which published works by authors such as Amiri Baraka, Norma Cole, Ray DiPalma, and Stephen Ratcliffe. Besides his work with Littoral, over the years Phillips has contributed in various ways to other literary endeavors, including as the Book Review Editor of Sulfur, as Poetry Editor of the L.A. Weekly, as an enthusiastic staff member of the College of Neglected Science, and as the Director of the Beyond Baroque literary foundation.
Phillips is a professor in the department of Histories, Theory and Practices at Art Center College of Design, where he has been teaching literature and writing since 1979. Additionally, he is on the faculty of the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design.