…for my forthcoming full-length book of poems.
“It’s hard to read Corey Mesler’s Among the Mensans and Other Poems without thinking of Trout Fishing in America. Mesler has written a slightly elevated Brautiganian tome. The river comes to life, the river moves and is borrowed. The river has a conversation with you. These words are not in vain. They’ll move your rivers. They make your lovers come back to life. Among the Mensans maps out an entire life in poetry. It’s full of memory and an acute awareness of the finiteness of the human experience. Let Mesler tell you the story of his life…the accessible language and sometimes just above real imagery will parallel your story. You’ll learn you can make poetry out of whatever you are holding.”
—Rick Lupert, author of Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman, publisher at poetrysuperhighway.com.