Daniel Nester‘s most recent book, How to Be Inappropriate, described as “a deeply funny new collection of booger-flecked nonfiction” in Time Out New York, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2010. He is editor of The Incredible Sestinas Anthology, due out from Write Bloody Publishing later this year.
Nester’s 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), is a collection of poems.
As a journalist and essayist, his work has appeared in a variety of places, such as Salon, The New York Times, The Morning News, The Daily Beast, The Rumpus, N+1, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the Poetry Foundation website and Bookslut.
His work has been anthologized in such collections as Lost and Found, The Best American Poetry 2003, The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, Now Write! Nonfiction, and Isn’t It Romantic? 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets. 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. Currently, he is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where he teaches creative nonfiction and poetry.