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The Storehouses of the Snow: Psalms, Parables and Dreams
Lost Horse Press, January 2012

"Bitter and brilliant, ardent and persistent, The Storehouses of the Snow is a book to read--no fooling--alongside the Book of Job.  Every poem here made me catch my breath in astonishment at Phil Memmer's bold imagination and the sacred relentlessness of his quest."

--Alicia Ostriker

Lucifer: A Hagiography
Winner of the 2008 Idaho Prize for Poetry
Lost Horse Press, January 2009

"With unflagging inventiveness and mordant wit, Philip Memmer’s Lucifer: A Hagiography explores the not-inconsiderable span of time between just before Creation and the End of Days, as experienced by God the Father’s other son. The cosmos that Memmer creates is both singularly strange and strangely familiar, and the character of Lucifer, a kind of existential hero for all time, instructs and delights us equally."
--Charles Martin

Threat of Pleasure
Winner of the 2008 Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry
Word Press, June 2008

"Threat of Pleasure is a lucid, haunting, deeply gratifying book."
--Michael McFee

Sweetheart, Baby, Darling
Word Press, 2004

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All images are details from "The End of Circus Babe" by DeLoss McGraw.