Daniel Nester

Writer, educator, editor, eLearning specialist, Queen fan.

I’m a writer with work in places like The Atlantic, New York Times, and BuzzFeed. I’m also a teacher with years of classroom and online learning experience. Poke around, check out my portfolios, and drop me a line.

Some things I do.

Daniel Nester is the author most recently of Harsh Realm: My 1990s, a collection of poetry and prose poems coming soon from Indolent Books. His previous books include Shader, a memoir; How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous nonfiction; and The Incredible Sestina Anthology, which he edited. His first two books, God Save My Queen: A Tribute and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On, are hybrid collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His work has appeared in New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Bennington Review, The Hopkins Review, Word For/Word, Court Green, Love’s Executive Order, Barrelhouse, and other places. He edits Pine Hills Review, the online literary journal of The College of Saint Rose, where he is also professor of English.


My writing page features poems, essays, and clips to more high-profile general interest publications, and other links to creative writing pieces that span my career.

Take a look at my books, from God Save My Queen to Shader.

Check out my instructional design portfolio and my eLearning specialist sample materials.

Read my bio and more about me here.

I’m the editor of the online literary journal Pine Hills Review.

Do I have side projects? I sure do! One of them is Album Oriented, a very occasional podcast on music I co-host with Erich Hertz.

And yes, I still blog sometimes.

Updates, Dispatches, and Shameless Self-Promotion.