Please come


Burke’s Book Store is proud to announce the One-Stop, One-Night-Only Corey Mesler Signing and Reading Extravaganza at Burke’s Book Store on Thursday, November 7th, from 5 to 7:00 PM Corey will read from and sign copies his new collage-novel, Diddy-Wah-Diddy: A Beale Street Suite (Ampersand Books, $16.95 paperback) and his new full-length poetry collection, Our Locust Years (Unbound Content, $16.00). Corey will also be signing his 3 new chapbooks of poetry and prose. Reading will begin at 6 pm. This event coincides with the Cooper Young First Thursday Night Out.


About Diddy-Wah-Diddy: “Corey Mesler writes riotous prose–fluid and lush and crazy. It’s verbally rich and witty–half literary, half hoodoo. Imagine James Joyce on Beale Street with Elvis. Or something like that. Wacky but poignant!”

Bobbie Ann Mason, author of The Girl in the Blue Beret  


About Our Locust Years: “Corey Mesler is a poet of intimacy and honesty with a gift for memorable lines and phrases such as “a chapel shaped like a farm” and “She entered my life / like a battered dresser, all / drawers open . . .” His poems are intimate, wistful, and often erotic. Everyone who owns a book or two by Peter Taylor, who loves the music of Booker T. and MGs and Jessie Winchester, will want to have Corey Mesler on their bookshelves.”


Richard Tillinghast, author of The Stonecutter’s Hand.


Corey Mesler is the author of numerous novels and books of short stories and poetry collections. With his wife Cheryl he owns Burke’s Book Store in Memphis.

If unable to attend copies can be ordered signed or inscribed here:

or by phone 901-278-7484


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