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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A collection of wee poems.
chapbook, 38 pages
Published February 17th 2009 by Amsterdam Press
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Corey Mesler
Amerstam Press, 2008, $8.00

These are very short, tight poems. They are longer than haiku and they are not other short styles I have seen. They are based on the idea of "a little goes a long way." Sometimes the simple things say more than the complex. There simplicity goes back to W.C. Williams Red Wheelbarrow poem, where every word is necessary. If you remove one word, then the whole poem falls apart. There is no need for him to say more, and there is no need to say more in this
I liked the brevity of his work, and I will read more of his poems, but wasn't over excited. However I am using one of his poems in my English class, so obviously he is a skillful writer and worth checking out. I liked his book Talk much better.
Feb 18, 2009 Corey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Corey by: God
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COREY MESLER has published in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Esquire/Narrative4 Project and Good Poems, American Places (Viking Press, 2011). He has published seven novels, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (2002), We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006), The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores (2010), Following Richard Brautigan (2010), Gardner Remembers (2011), Frank Comma and the Time-Slip (201 ...more
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