A mess of poems

….here at Five 2 One:


Robert Walker

I am especially proud of this endorsement for my novel, Robert Walker, since it came from Pat Morgan, whose book, The Concrete Killing Fields, is a study of the homeless in Memphis.

“Corey Mesler’s latest novel, Robert Walker, is a gem, a realistic story about a fictional, middle-aged, homeless man who’ll steal your heart. What makes the book so special is that it gently leads the reader to a fuller understanding of the losses and traumatic events that so often lead to sleeping on the streets or in shelters or in jails. I quickly found myself intrigued by “Robert Walker,” still well enough to know that he has problems, but sick enough to simply continue trudging through the streets, parks, soup kitchens and other outreach programs along the well-beaten path of homelessness in Memphis, Tennessee. Luckily, that path includes a program (fictional) where he finds a measure of understanding, healing, and hope, all of which are critical to recovering from, and exiting homelessness, something the author clearly understands. Read this gentle book and you may well have a better understanding of homelessness.”
Pat Morgan, author of The Concrete Killing Fields

Two new poems

…here in Subterranean Blue:


New poetry book

Friends, I just signed a contract with Iris Books for a new full-length poetry collection, entitled Among the Mensans. Release date sometime in the fall.

The Best Bookstore in Tennessee

….according to Real Simple (plus a shout-out to my little novel-that-could).


One new poem

….here at Red Flag Poetry:


New chapbook from Fairfield Press

My latest collaboration with my wife, Cheryl, bookbinder extraordinaire. 

Limited edition, paper bound in wraps, signed and numbered.
50 copies of Home were printed and bound by Cheryl Mesler
in Memphis, Tennessee, December 2016.
Order it here: HOMEhome-cover