Monthly Archives: October 2012

A blurb

Just got this very nice blurb from a wonderful poet:

“In compellingly direct language, Our Locust Years captures a later-life perspective on anxiety, nostalgia and regret. ‘Eight years ago / my father left // turning out the light / behind him, // leaving me to bake / a pie / with the scarecrow’s bones,’ reads the entirety of ‘Departure.’ Yet there is clever wordplay here, too, as a later poem declares ‘The San Andreas was / not my fault,’ and another confesses ‘I am the invisible man….I will / try to keep my appointments / but I might not show.’ With humor and heart, Corey Mesler writes poems of the most sacred purpose–to navigate a better understanding of this complicated, compromised, but ultimately precious world.”

Sandra Beasley, author of I Was the Jukebox


Erotic novella!!

Excited this morning to have my erotic sci-fi novella, “Frank Comma and the Time-Slip” accepted by Wapshott Press.

One new poem

…here in Black Heart Magazine:

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One new poem

…here in Pacifica Review:


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Herein find Corey Mesler’s Top 100 movies (twice!), Top 100 books, all the zines where I have been published, and my Top 101 albums.  All under LISTS. And just aching for arguments to begin.

A new short story

….here in the premier issue of Pachinko:

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Ann Beattie blurb

I just received this blurb for my forthcoming novel, Memphis Movie. I am humbled and a bit frightened. You know?

“I have long suspected, because of my hubris, that I would discover the lost continent of Atlantis.  Little did I know that it would turn out to be a movie.  And what an amazing one, very unique and persuasive and strange and sometimes quite funny, written and directed by this original, clever, funny writer – who is now also a star.”
Ann Beattie , author of Chilly Scenes of Winter and The New Yorker Stories.  —