Philip Memmer's newest book of poems, The Storehouses of the Snow: Psalms, Parables and Dreams, was published by Lost Horse Press in February 2012. He is the author of three other books of poems, most recently Lucifer: A Hagiography (2009) which was awarded the Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press. His first two books of poems are Threat of Pleasure (Word Press 2008), winner of the Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry, and Sweetheart, Baby, Darling (Word Press 2004). He is also the author of three chapbooks of poems, including Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications), The Apartment (piccadilly press) and For Resident (FootHills Publishing).

Philip Memmer's poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Poetry London, Epoch, Tar River Poetry, and many others. His work has also appeared in several anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day and Don't Leave Hungry: 50 Years of Southern Poetry Review, and in Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" newspaper column.


Memmer is the director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, where he founded the Downtown Writer's Center in 2001. He is also associate editor for Tiger Bark Press, editor of Stone Canoe, and one of the regular members of the Talk About Poetry podcast.
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