Thursday, May 6, 2010

Corey Mesler: Triple Play

Posted By on Thu, May 6, 2010 at 4:08 PM

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"We go way back," author Corey Mesler (pictured, in a self-portrait) says of author Richard Brautigan. "He's one of those authors you come to when you're young, like the Beats. I read him in high school for the first time, and he was a way into books for me. And for all their quirkiness and oddball narratives, Brautigan's stories are a joy to read. I'm not sure where I got the idea of writing a book about him. It was just sort of a whim."

The "whim" is Following Richard Brautigan (Livingston Press), and it's the latest from Memphian and book store owner and novelist and poet Corey Mesler ... the "latest" along with another novel, The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores (Bronx River Press), and a chapbook of poems, The Tense Past (Flutter Press). But back to Brautigan ...

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