The poems in Philip Memmer's latest book, The Storehouses of the Snow, are each given one of three labels--psalm, parable, or dream. Many are addressed to a higher power, or God. The speakers range from frustrated with a neglectful Creator to awestruck by His or Her mysteriousness. Either way, there is something meditative about these poems--something familiar and yet unsettling about their subject matter, which is almost universal to anyone who's thought about spirituality. But there's one thing I couldn't ask Phil in our interview, though I'm still wondering. Do these poems seem sacred because of their many biblical allusions, or is Phil just that damn good of a poet?
To learn more, head to Phil's website at http://www.philipmemmer.com/, and be sure to check out the publisher's website, too, at http://www.losthorsepress.org/.
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