Party for Lucifer

At 7 p.m. Friday March 6, at the Downtown Writer's Center there will be a book release party for Philip Memmer's Lucifer: A Hagiography. The reading is free and open to the public.

Memmer is the author of three books of poems, most recently Lucifer: A Hagiography, which was awarded the Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press, and was published in January. His first two books of poems are Threat of Pleasure (Word Press 2008) 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).

Memmer's poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Southern Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, Epoch, Tar River Poetry, and many others. His work has also appeared in several anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, edited by Billy Collins.

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 the editor of Two Rivers Review, associate editor for Tiger Bark Press, and the current poetry editor of the journal Stone Canoe.

For more informations, call the Downtown Writer's Center at 474-6851 x 328, or e-mail phil@ymcaarts.org

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