Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic Featuring Philip Memmer on Wednesday, Oct. 1

Philip Memmer This month sponsored by the members of the Story Quilt Committee of the Galway Public Library

Philip Memmer is the author of two books of poems, most recently Threat of Pleasure, which was published in June 2008 by Word Press. Word Press also published his Sweetheart, Baby, Darling in 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). His third collection of poems, Lucifer: A Hagiography, was selected for the Idaho Prize from Lost Horse Press, and will be published in February 2009.

Philip 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.

Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, October 1
7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poet: Philip Memmer
Hosted by Carol Graser
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs     583-0022