Fall 2015 Armfield Poetry Reading: Philip Memmer

Please join the department on Thursday, October 29th in the Dialectic Chambers (on the 3rd Floor of New West) at 3:30PM to hear Philip Memmer give the 2015 Armfield Poetry Reading.

Philip Memmer is the author of four books of poems, most recently "The Storehouses of the Snow: Psalms, Parables and Dreams" (Lost Horse Press, 2012). His previous collections include "Lucifer: A Hagiography", winner of the 2008 Idaho Prize for Poetry from Lost Horse Press, and "Threat of Pleasure" (Word Press, 2008), winner of the 2008 Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry. His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Poetry London, Southern Poetry Review, and Epoch, and in several anthologies. His work has also been featured in the Library of Congress' "Poetry 180" project, and in Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" syndicated column. He lives in upstate New York, and works as Executive Director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, where he founded the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center in 2001. He also serves as Associate Editor for Tiger Bark Press.