Daniel Nester

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

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

Daniel Nester is the author most recently of Shader, a coming-of-age memoir. His other books include How to Be Inappropriate, and God Save My Queen I and II, and The Incredible Sestina Anthology, which he edited. Recent work has appeared in Electric LiteratureAmerican Poetry ReviewThe AtlanticThe Collagist, and Bennington Review. He teaches writing at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1 (Norton, 2008)
Books:
Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press, 2015)
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How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull Press, 2009)
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The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX books, 2006)
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God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On (Soft Skull Press, 2004)
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God Save My Queen: A Tribute (Soft Skull Press, 2003)

Poetry

Anthologies:
Best American Poetry 2003 (Scribner, 2003)
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Isn't It Romantic? 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2003)
Journals:
Barrow Street
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Columbia Poetry Review
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Good Foot
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Open City

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, Mental Health, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Portsmouth, VA
Virginia
Raised in: 
Maple Shade, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Feb 08, 2020