Mitmensch (2013)

Here is what the publisher said about it:

In this chapbook, Corey Mesler invokes the specter of a man known only as Mitmensch. Poem by poem, a variety of speakers construct a shadowy portrait of this man. Frustrated artist. Ruthless business man. Demi-god. Mitmensch’s “shifting geography” leaves all who come into contact with him guessing. Mesler’s wit and evocative language enhance this mystery, making Mitmensch rise from the pages “slowly, like a uniform unfolding” to reveal himself to those brave enough to seek him.

“A stage-worthy trio of voices reminiscent of Samuel Beckett.”
Leonard Gill, The Memphis Flyer 

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Here are some blurbs:

“Mesler is one of the truly unique voices of our time…like a slide-guitar Browning, he addresses the reader personally, and you will listen. I find myself getting lost in the metaphors, at first deceptively simple, but in the end profound…and true.”
–Ward Abel, author of Cousins over Colder Fields and American Bruise

“Mesler’s poetry is the sky.”
–Cassie Premo Steele, author of Ruin and We Heal from Memory

“Whether he’s reporting from the bowels of the Piggly Wiggly or the capacious birthing canal of an alien on the planet Sniff, the lambent haecceity of Corey Mesler never fails to shine through time and space and the sulfurous stench of the human heart. We are all Mitmensch.”
–Linda Heck, singer-songwriter, whose latest cd is entitled Transformed

“Mitmensch is Corey Mesler’s natural tale-spinning ability in miniature, emblazoned on pages that expected just another book of poetry. As always, he surprises in the best of ways – his unconventional style changes pillowed between poems that turn on his unique use of metaphor. Mitmensch was surprising and unexpected and lovely and filthy and right and wrong and I loved it.”
–Jessica Dawson, author of Fossil Fuels

“In this series of linked poems, Mesler paints a portrait of an Everyman: Mitmensch, who “knows there is feeling here somewhere” in these lives that are like “a message that never gets through.” He “was once a god among bugs” but now is trying to convince his coworkers he’s a genius. He’s “hungry for… a little more of everything.” Mesler shows us again why he’s one of the most widely published writers out there.”
–CL Bledsoe, author Man of Clay and The Saviors

2 responses to “Mitmensch (2013)

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