Corey Mesler has published in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Gargoyle, Good Poems American Places, and Esquire/Narrative. He has published 8 novels, 4 short story collections, numerous chapbooks, and 4 full-length poetry collections. His new novel, Memphis Movie, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press. He’s been nominated for many Pushcarts, and 2 of his poems were chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. With his wife, he runs a bookstore in Memphis.
I have been given this space to do an occasional column. Occasionally I will write occasional pieces. And I have been given free rein, if not reign. I will probably talk about books and reading and writing more than, say, crockpot recipes, but you never know. Sometimes I find bliss in the funniest places. So drop by anytime and see what I am on about.
Read All Columns by Corey Mesler
- Have You Heard the One About the Bookseller and the Farmer’s Daughter? Or “Hello, Would You Marry Me?”
- The Updike Joke and After
- Most Ambitious
- A Trip to the Fair
- On the Creative Spark
- On Calling Myself a Poet
- Why Iris Murdoch?