Daniel Nester

(29 February 1968 / Portsmouth, Virginia)

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


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

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

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  • Mj Lemon (12/28/2014 6:29:00 PM)

    I am really enjoying your work...The line- one voice, indistinguishable, under God....Perhaps your greatest talent is being able to blend the horrific and the comic.

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Suspicious Minds

Lately I've sat here afternoons
just listening to the
gluttonous newsmen argue

about fathers who kill
their wives and kids
then spirit off to Mexico.

My life's knee-deep
in fathers, embedded
in my own shaky tenor,

and though mine's as good as dead
my life still wakes up and pees.
My world's still on fire.

If I could be anywhere else
in the world, if I could be anything
but ham-handed today, I could cheer on

the vacationing comedian
who finds one this morning
hidden in a hut.

I could be vindicated.
What I mean is ...

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