Here's my bio in the customary third-person.
Nester is a journalist, essayist, poet, editor, and teacher. His latest book, How
to Be Inappropriate
, is a collection of humorous nonfiction.
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.
His work has appeared in a variety of
places, such as Salon, The Morning News,
The Daily Beast, Time Out New York, The Rumpus,
Bloomsbury Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency,
He is the former editor of the online journals Unpleasant Event
Schedule and La Petite Zine and worked as Assistant Web
Editor for Sestinas for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He now helps run and edit the group blog We Who Are About To Die.
His work has been anthologized in such collections as Lost and Found,
The Best American Poetry 2003, The Best Creative Nonfiction,
Vol. 1, and Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll.
He is an associate professor of English at
The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where he teaches creative nonfiction.