Corey Mesler


Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has authored four novels: Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (2002), We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006), The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores (2010), and Following Richard Brautigan (2010); two full-length poetry collections: Some Identity Problems (2008) and Before the Great Troubling (2011); and two books of short stories: Listen: 29 Short Conversations (2009) and Notes Toward the Story and Other Stories (2011). He has also published a dozen chapbooks of both poetry and prose. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times, and two of his poems have been selected for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He also claims to have written “Countin’ Flowers on the Wall.” With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He can be found at

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I'll Give You Something to Cry About: A Gathering of Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011 by Queen's Ferry Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
TO BE held in cupped hands and passed around with wonder, the storied worlds of I’ll Give You Something to Cry About constitute a grouping born of spellbinding cosmic dust. Once more assuming the mantle of Story’s guardian, Corey Mesler sets to work at not only protecting and preserving, but pondering, playing, prodding, and perambulating within the bounds of narrative creation and exhaustion.

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