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Corey Mesler

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I have published prose and/or poetry in Turnrow, Adirondack Review, American Poetry Journal, Paumanok Review, Blood Orange, Barnwood, Yankee Pot Roast, Monday Night, Elimae, H_NGM_N, Center, Poet Lore, Forklift OH, Euphony, Rattle, Jabberwock Review, Dicey Brown, Cordite, Smartish Pace, others.

I have two novels from Livingston Press: Talk: a Novel in Dialogue (2002) and We are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2007). My novels received nice blurbs from Lee Smith, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Stern, Miles Gibson, Suzanne Kingsbury, Frederick Barthelme, Marshall Chapman, George Singleton and John Grisham, among others. I also have many chapbooks, both poetry and prose, available.

My first full-length collection of poems, Some Identity Problems, is just out from Foothills Publishing. My poem, “Sweet Annie Divine,” was chosen for Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. I have been nominated for the Pushcart numerous times.

I’ve been a book reviewer, fiction editor, university press sales rep, grant committee judge, father and son. With my wife I own Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. I can be found at

Copyright © 2008 by Corey Mesler

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Prose Fiction
The Alejandro Ray
At the Zoo
From the Desk of Jojo Self (in 3 parts)

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