Daniel Nester
Daniel Murlin Nester known as Daniel Nester, is a writer, editor, and poet.


Daniel Nester (born Daniel Murlin Nester) was raised in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Maple Shade Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 19,079....

. His father, Michael Nester, is a truck driver and member of the Teamsters
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 labor union from Tucson, Arizona
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. His mother, Patricia Little, is a secretary from Maple Shade, New Jersey.

He attended Camden Catholic High School
Camden Catholic High School
Camden Catholic High School is a four-year comprehensive private coeducational Roman Catholic High School, located in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey, serving students from the Camden County area...

 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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, and entered Rutgers University
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's Camden Campus, or Rutgers-Camden
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. He is currently am Assistant Professor of English at The College of Saint Rose
The College of Saint Rose
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, in Albany, New York
Albany, New York
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, where he also curates the popular Frequency North reading series.


Nester is the author of two books about the musical group Queen
Queen (band)
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, and his obsession with them: God Save My Queen: A Tribute and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On. His other nonfiction work has appeared in numerous anthologies on gaming, poetry, and rock and roll.


His first book of poetry is The History of My World Tonight. His poetry has appeared in jubilat
jubilat is a widely-distributed American poetry journal published by the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst...

, Crazyhorse, Open City
Open city
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, Slope
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, Spoon River Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2003, Poets & Writers
Poets & Writers
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, Time Out New York, and Bookslut.

Editing and Publishing

Nester published and edited the now-defunct online journal Unpleasant Event Schedule, and served as Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney’s. In the past he has edited for La Petite Zine, Ducky and Painted Bride Quarterly. He also served as editor and wrote the foreword to Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam Movement."

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