Magra Books Debut at PRB

Magra Books held its initial event on Sunday, January 29, at 4pm., at the Poetic Research Bureau (951 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles), to celebrate the inaugural season of titles as a new independent publisher. Magra Books authors read from their books: Martha Ronk, The Unfamiliar Familiar, and Dennis Phillips, Desert Sequence. Part of the presentation […]

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2016 Titles

Our first annual set of four books, Ray DiPalma’s For a Curved Surface, Martial’s Epigrams (trans. Art Beck), Dennis Phillips’ Desert Sequence, and Martha Ronk’s Unfamiliar Familiar, may be purchased as a set for $35. In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, please contact; while in Europe & the rest of the world, contact […]

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Desert Sequence

The middle of so-far, three completed parts, Desert Sequence is the pivotal section in Dennis Phillips’ ongoing Mappa Mundi. Riffing off the subjective nature of medieval world maps, Mappa Mundi adds to, distills, distorts and reexamines the poet’s past works and recurring themes; relying on, among other techniques, repeated motifs, narrative tension and lyrical condensations. “Because memory,” as Phillips […]

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