Daniel Nester

Location Delmar, NY
Occupation Teacher, Writer
Website http://www.danielnester.com
IM (AIM) Murlinson

About Me

Daniel Nester is the author of God Save My Queen (Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (2004), both collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen, as well as The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006). His creative work has appeared in jubilat, Crazyhorse, Open City, Slope, Spoon River Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2003, among other places; he also writes for Poets & Writers, Time Out New York, and Bookslut. He is the former editor of the online journal Unpleasant Event Schedule and Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney’s. He is an assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Any favorite authors? Books?

long walks on the beach, writing, rainbows, reading, editing my literary journals, poems, essays, buying vinyl, guitar playing. oh, and teaching
Favorite Music:
Queen, The Jam, Beach Boys, The Who, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Prince, Schubert, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Joan Armatrading, The Cult, Gram Parsons, A Flock of Seagulls, A Tribe Called Quest, ABBA, AC/DC, The Cars, Velvet Undergound, Archie Shepp, Aretha Franklin, Bad Brains, The Bangles, Beck, Bessie Smith, Bettie Serveert, Big Star, Bill Frissell, Beethoven, Husker Du, Bruce Springsteen, The Byrds, Charlie Parker, The Comedian Harmonists, Cornershop, De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Echo & the Bunnymen, Ella Fitzgerald, Elliott Smith, Erik B. and Rakim, The Faces, Fats Waller, Minutemen, Foo Fighters, Foreigner, Frank Sinatra, Gary Numan, Gillian Welch, Willie Nelson, Gorillaz, Guns n Roses, Iggy & the Stooges, Iron and Wine, Isley Brothers, Jaco Pastorious, James Brown, Jane's Addiction, The Jerky Boys, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Josh Rouse, The Kinks, LL Cool J, Magnetic Fields, Marvin Gaye, Melvins, Missing Persons, Modest Mouse, Motley Crue, Nick Drake, Perez Prado, Public Enemy, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Replacements, Sarah Vaughn, Schooly D, The Shins, Shonen Knife, Paul Simon, Wire, Yes, Wrenns, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wire, Wilco, Television, White Stripes
Favorite TV Shows:
Sopranos, Law and Order, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld
Favorite Movies:
Caddyshack, Three Amigos, Goodfellas, Citizen Kane, Fargo, Vertigo
Favorite Books:
(and authors): Spring and All, Paris Spleen, The Wasteland, Walt Whitman, Williams Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, Fernando Pessoa, Philip Lopate, Paul Celan, William Butler Yeats, Amiri Baraka, Charles, Baudelaire, Cezar Vallelo, Federico Garcia Lorca, John Giorno, Sharon Olds, Shakespeare, Anne Carson, Kenneth Koch, Alice Fulton, Tomaz Salamun, Charles Simic, Robert Bly, Spalding Gray, Philip Roth, Wallace Stevens, Stephen Dunn, Philip Levine, Galway Kinnell, Joan Didion, Joe Brainard, Czeslaw Milosz, Tomaz Salamun, Anne Waldman, David Lehman, James Tate, Stephen Dunn, John Keats, WB Yeats, Rainer Maria Rilke, John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Troubadour poets, Sestinas, Lewis Hyde, Albert Goldbard, Mark Halliday, William Empson, Kenneth Burke, Francis Ponge, Rene Char, Denis Donoghue, David Trinidad, Roland Barthes, Matthew Arnold, Chuck Klosterman, FT Marinetti, Vladimir Nabakov, Ned Rorem, Susan Sontag

Daniel Nester's Wall

Corey Zeller – Oct 26, 2008

Mr. Nestor:

You're the fucking man!

I still have a vivid memory of you dancing with a tie wrapped around your head.

Best regards,

Katherine Gleason – Sep 15, 2008

Hi, Dan!!!!!


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