University of Akron Press
Signaletics pits the measured against the immeasurable, the body against identity, and the political against the personal. With a defunct nineteenth-century body measurement system of criminal identification as a foundation, the poems move in and out of history, only to arrive at the immediate voice of a speaker, distraught about the death of a child brother, the removal of a father, and the estrangement of the personal with the politics of her country.
Emilia Phillips was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her poetry has appears in AGNI, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.