by Corey Mesler
- ISBN 978-1-61019-906-3
- Paperback, list price $8.50 US
- eBook coming Spring 2014
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 reaveal himself to those brave enough to seek him.
Print copies are available to order from most booksellers.
Corey Mesler has published six novels, as well as books of poetry and short stories. His poetry has also been included in Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store in Memphis TN, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“A stage-worthy trio of voices reminiscent of Samuel Beckett.”
–Leonard Gill, The Memphis Flyer
“Mesler’s poetry is the sky.”
–Cassie Premo Steele, author of Rain