STARTS AT 7 pm at Alumni Hall on the WestConn Campus, 45 min open myk, then the feature WEDPOETRY HOSTS THE OPEN MIC ONLY our Host is Dan (if he is around) or Robin. WestConn introduces the feature,Daniel Nester who is a journalist, essayist, poet, editor, and teacher. His next book, How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous nonfiction, will be published by Soft Skull Press in Fall 2009.
Nester’s first two books, God Save My Queen(Soft Skull Press, 2003) and God Save My Queen II (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 Poets & Writers, The Morning News, The Daily Beast, Time Out New York, The Rumpus,Bloomsbury Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Bookslut.
He is the former editor of the online journalsUnpleasant Event Schedule and La Petite Zine and worked as Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
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, Isn’t It Romantic? 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets, and Gamers: Writers, Artists, and Programmers on the Pleasure of the Pixels.
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 an assistant professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where he teaches creative nonfiction.
Author photo by Gregory Cherin. Click on photo for a link to hi-res version of photo, suitable for framing or rubbing against denim.
The guy’s site is: http://danielnester.com/index.html