Daniel Nester

The College of Saint Rose Department of English
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 
515-454-2812

Author's Bio

Daniel Nester is the author most recently of the memoir Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press 2015). His previous books include How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous nonfiction (Soft Skull Press 2010), and The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody 2013), which he edited. His first two books, God Save My Queen: A Tribute (Soft Skull, 2003) and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On (2004), are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His third, The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006). As a journalist and essayist, his work has appeared in a variety of places, such as Salon, New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, and the Poetry Foundation website, and anthologized in such collections as Lost and Found, The Best American Poetry, The Best Creative Nonfiction, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, and Now Write! Nonfiction. His poems have appeared in such journals as Coconut, Shampoo, Taint, Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, jubilat, Crazyhorse, Open City, Slope, Spoon River Poetry Review, and other places. He is the former editor of the online journals Unpleasant Event Schedule and La Petite Zine and worked as Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Publications and Prizes

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

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Portsmouth
Raised in: 
Maple Shade, NJ
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Last updated: Dec 13, 2016