About the Author
PHILIP MEMMER is the author of five previous books of poems, including Pantheon, The Storehouses of the Snow, and Lucifer: A Hagiography, winner of the 2009 Idaho Prize for Poetry, all from Lost Horse Press. 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.
A two-time Hawthornden Fellow, Memmer lives in Upstate New York, where he founded and directs the YMCA’s Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse, serves as Publisher at Tiger Bark Press, and teaches creative writing at Hamilton College.
About the Illustrator
JOHN FITZSIMMONS is an internationally exhibited painter and printmaker known for his figurative works. He graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1977. Fitzsimmons’ work uses the human figure to work towards the “non-verbal idea;” in other words, the idea that can only be expressed visually. He was born in 1953 and grew up in Upstate New York, and currently lives and works in Syracuse.