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.

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6 responses to “A new blurb

  1. well done!

    On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 5:37 AM, We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon wrote:

    > cjmesler posted: “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 ” >

  2. Wonderful assessment of a poem from one great poet to another!

  3. Louise Ann Joplin

    👍👍👍

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