Corey Mesler

The Storm

A small storm followed me
home. The
day was already poorly lit.
The storm stayed for dinner.
I fed it my
own marrow. It chewed each
bite so slowly.

20 February, 2021

Corey Mesler has been published in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry,
Gargoyle, Five Points, Good Poems American Places, and New Stories from the South. He has
published eleven novels, four short story collections, six full-length poetry collections, and a
dozen chapbooks. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart many times, and three of his poems
were chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He also wrote the screenplay for We Go
On, which won The Memphis Film Prize in 2017. With his wife he runs Burke’s Book Store (est.
1875) in Memphis. He can be found at