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Reading with Phillip Memmer & Ching-In Chen

Arts @Night


September 16, 2010

6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

@ Dodds Theater


Poetry Reading Featuring Ching-In Chen and Philip Memmer

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, employees and general public


Philip Memmer is the author of three books of poems, including Lucifer: A Hagiography, winner of the 2009 Idaho Prize for Poetry from Lost Horse Press; Threat of Pleasure (Word Pres, 2008), winner of the 2008 Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry; and Sweetheart, Baby, Darling (Word Press, 2004). His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Epoch, and Mid-American Review, and in several anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day and Don't Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review. He is the Executive Director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, and the founder of the YMCA's Downtown Writer's Center; he also serves as Associate Editor for Tiger Bark Press. He lives in Deansboro, NY.


Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart's Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press). Daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is a Kundiman, Macondo and Lambda Fellow. A community organizer, she has worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston.  Ching-In is a co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities, forthcoming from South End Press, and is a member of the Save Our Chinatown Committee, a grassroots organization focused on the preservation of the archaeological heritage of Riverside Chinatown.