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Daniel Nester

Daniel Nester

Author's Bio

Daniel Nester is a journalist, essayist, poet, editor, and teacher. His most recent book, How to Be Inappropriate, is a collection of humorous nonfiction (Soft Skull Press 2009). His first two books, God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004), are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His third book, The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006), is a collection of poems. As a journalist and essayist, his work has appeared in a variety of places, such as Poets & Writers, Salon.com, The Morning News, The Daily Beast, Time Out New York, The Bloomsbury Review, and Bookslut. Since 2008, he has been the managing editor of the blog We Who Are About To Die <wewhoareabouttodie.com>. He is the former editor of the online journal Unpleasant Event Schedule, La Petite Zine, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. His work has been anthologized in such collections as The Best American Poetry 2003, The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1, and Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, Isn't It Romantic? 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets, and Gamers: Writers, Artists, and Programmers on the Pleasure of the Pixels. His poems have appeared in Coconut, Shampoo, Taint, Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, jubilat, Crazyhorse, Open City, Slope, Spoon River Poetry Review, and other places. He is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Publications and Prizes

Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press, 2015), How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull Press, 2009), The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX Books, 2006), God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On (Soft Skull Press, 2004), God Save My Queen: A Tribute (Soft Skull Press, 2003)
The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1 (Norton, 2008), Best American Poetry 2003 (Scribner, 2003), Isn't It Romantic? 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2003)
Barrow Street, Columbia Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Good Foot, Gulf Coast, Open City, Pindeldyboz

Daniel Nester Resume

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Listing last updated: October 6, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
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Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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Born in:
Portsmouth, VA
Raised in:
Maple Shade, NJ

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