Lucifer is on a non-linear trajectory, revolving its readers through the profane and the pious swinging door of heaven and earth. Memmer's collection, with a few pitches and an unexpected saint we can all root for, has the power to provoke, enlighten and unsettle. The paradox remains the same-so much is at stake in these poems, and so little-but Memmer has managed to give us an original and remarkable passageway. --M. L. Smoker
About the Author:
Philip Memmer is the author of two previous books of poems, Threat of Pleasure and Sweetheart, Baby, Darling as well as three chapbooks of poetry. His work has appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Tar River Poetry, Epoch, and other journals, and also in several anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. He is Associate Editor for Tiger Bark Press, and the founder and director of the Downtown Writer's Center, the Syracuse affiliate of the YMCA National Writer's Voice. He lives in the rural village of Deansboro, New York, with his wife and two children.