My Whitman Poem

…here in Pea River Journal:

Advance word

Advance word from wonderful Susan Cushman and her blog regarding my forthcoming ebook, The Sky Needs More Work:

One new poem

….here in Peeking Cat:

I am in issue 2/3.

One new poem

…Here in Curator:

A nice plug

A nice plug for my latest poetry collection from the crackerjack poet Tim Suermondt:

The Catastrophe of my Personality is intelligent, moving, and often funky. And what I really like is that the poems, like the best of poems, aren’t afraid to converse with the strangeness of the world and thus make the poet’s personal strangeness universal. ‘The river is languorous/because we want the river/to be languorous.’ Who says poetry makes nothing happen? The poetry in this book makes many things happen, even the miraculous, and we’re all the better because of it. They’re all fine, but the poems that struck me in particular were “Paper Dolls” “Last Night I went to Kenneth Street” “Sleeping in a Box” “Why Gayla” “Art and Love” “Steal this Love” “Picture of the Poet Reading” “Only without God” and “Tell Me How Tomorrow Will Be.”
Tim Suermondt, author of Just Beautiful

3 blurbs and cover art

Received these 3 thoughtful and generous blurbs for my forthcoming book of stories (MadHat Press, 2015). And the cover art will be this painting of Tim Crowder’s. I am blessed and/or lucky.

As a child--Crowder 2

Plugs for As a Child: Stories

“Reading the stories in Corey Mesler’s marvelous new collection, As A Child, I try to figure out how he can so nimbly distill pathos into joy, fear and desire into sweet hilarity, and language itself into a vehicle of pure delight. Magic is the only explanation that comes to mind.”
Steve Stern, author of The Book of Mischief and the Jewish Book Award winner The Wedding Jester

“In As a Child: Stories, Corey Mesler is once again tender, inventive, and gently fearless. Mesler’s stories transport the reader to a land where nothing matters but the madly beating heart. Be prepared for what you never knew you knew, and hold on tight. It is all there.”
Meg Pokrass, author of Damn Sure Right

“Wise, raucous, straight-shooting, poignant, funny as all hell, and, at times, brutal and uplifting, the eclectic and electric collection of stories in Corey Mesler’s As a Child sucked me in and carried me away from the very first page. The vibrant, real-as-can-be characters and Mesler’s economic, evocative prose (my favorite kind) bring to mind that master of the gothic short story, Flannery O’Connor. I would have followed his characters into full-length novels. I certainly plan to follow Mesler into the pages of all his books to come.”
Jennifer Niven, author of Velva Jean Learns to Drive and American Blonde

One new poem

….here in Beetroot: