Monthly Archives: August 2014

A new short story

Here in Otter:

One new poem

…here in Pine Hills Review

A fantastic blurb

This from the exceptional Josephine Humphreys for my forthcoming short story collection, As a Child (Madhat Press, 2015):

“Having just finished reading Corey Mesler’s As a Child, I can’t think of anything I’d rather do right now than start reading it all over again. The first time, I was smiling all the way through. I felt like the guy in one story who self-medicates by eating a dime and finds his world transformed. These are stories filled with wit and surprise, with heart-busting sadness and romping joy.”
Josephine Humphreys, author of Rich in Love and Nowhere Else on Earth

A nice blurb for The Sky Needs More Work

Plugs for the Sky Needs More Work


“Mesler’s is again a poetry manifesting, indeed, sustaining–the Memphis school. Wm. Carlos Williams and numerous others would find it substantial and elucidating of the all the contraries to the idealized lumpen life. The bottom falls away from it, the foundations, the bases, and one is put on notices to be aware of what lives live within the one we live. Merely by seeing in language. A poetry that does not need explaining, abjures it explicitly.”

Gordon Osing, author of Theaters of Skin, and La Belle Dame