Daniel Nester’s most recent book is the memoir-in-essays Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press, 2015). He is the author of the nonfiction books How to Be Inappropriate (2009) and God Save My Queen I and II (2003, 2004), and is the editor of The Incredible Sestina Anthology (2013). His writing has appeared in the Morning News, the New York Times, Best American Poetry, Best Creative Nonfiction, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, and Now Write! Nonfiction.
Nester is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he teaches in the MFA program in creative writing and serves as editor of Pine Hills Review.
Articles By DANIEL NESTER
- All Aboard the Enlightenment Express
Robert Bly and Li-Young Lee share a double bill at a yoga mecca in the Berkshires.
- Behind the Sound
Does the man who created a storied 1970s collection live up to the legend?
- Critical Mass
Dispatch from the National Book Critics Circle Awards ceremony.
- I, Literary Tourist
Wiffle ball and scones at the poetry bed and breakfast.
- In Search of “Desiderata”
The tangled story behind a most popular poem.
- Rejection Slip? What Rejection Slip?
Dispatch from a reading by Lyn Lifshin, who might be one of the most prolific poets in the universe.
- Still Moving
Ron Mann on his 1982 film Poetry in Motion.
- When You’re Strange
Should we consider Jim Morrison, rock’s Bozo Dionysus, a real poet?
Audio & PodcastsPoetry Off the Shelf
Poetry in Motion
Daniel Nester revisits the "greatest poetry documentary of all time" on its 30th birthday.