Monthly Archives: May 2017

The finished cover

…of my forthcoming poetry book from Iris Press, with my daughter, Chloe’s excellent artwork for the cover, and my esteemed blurbists’ kind words on the rear. I have a new ISBN!


A new blurb

for my forthcoming poetry book, Among the Mensans:

“Corey Mesler knows how to carve a poem out of silence, to amaze us by shaping nothing into something. Reminds us of the connection between poetry and religious experience. I lean towards his domestic poems, so quiet that they startle us all the more with their imagery. “My Dog and Me,” for example, is like a koan, made for rereading. Mary Oliver might find herself envious of Mesler’s dog poems. Other lyrics shock us with laughter and a fresh take on the sacred. “Joseph,” for example, gives us new perspective on virgin birth, a take that sounds honest and real. Not at all stuffy or affected, this volume is a subtle surprise party for language and its readers.”

––Marilyn Kallet, author of 17 books, including The Love That Moves Me, poetry from Black Widow Press.