by Leonard Gill
"This was the book that the literary world had been waiting for. It was an answer to questions we didn't even dare ask, questions we didn't know needed asking." — from "Publisher," a short story inside Memphian Corey Mesler's new collection of short stories, Notes Toward the Story & Other Stories (Aqueous Books).
Note to any or all of the above: If you'd like to reach Corey Mesler directly, tomorrow's a good time to do it. He'll be signing and reading from Notes Toward the Story & Other Stories and his poetry collection, Before the Great Troubling, at Burke's Book Store, the store he co-owns with his wife, Cheryl, on Thursday, September 15th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The reading begins at 6 p.m. Plus, Mesler will be signing his new chapbook, The Heart Is Open.
Further note to any or all of the above: If you need a full list of Mesler's work, here goes.