Phil Memmer and Suzanne Cleary, poets
Poets Phil Memmer and Suzanne Cleary will give a reading as part of the Jackson Lunch Hour Series.
Philip Memmer is the author of five books of poems, most recently Pantheon (Lost Horse Press 2019). His previous collections include The Storehouses of the Snow (Lost Horse Press 2012) and Lucifer: A Hagiography (Lost Horse Press 2009), winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry. His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Poetry London, in many anthologies, and in the Library of Congress’s “Poetry 180” project. He is Executive Director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, where he founded the Downtown Writers Center in 2001. He is also Executive Editor of Stone Canoe, and Associate Editor for Tiger Bark Press.
Suzanne Cleary's Crude Angel, her fourth full-length poetry collection, was published in November 2018 by BkMk Press (U of Missouri-Kansas City). Beauty Mark (BkMk 2013) won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, and also received the Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize and the Patterson Award for Literary Excellence. Keeping Time (2002) and Trick Pear (2007) were published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Poets Marilyn Nelson and Robert Cording selected her collection Blue Cloth as winner of the 2004 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival chapbook competition.
The Professor Harry F. and Mary Ruth Jackson Lunch Hour Series is sponsored by the Utica College Social Cultural Committee and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.