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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Late Anniversary Madrigal

May you find help from action figures I keep.
May you find them in the top drawer
And bring them out while you sleep
And I welcome darkness--
The flickering TV, helicopters
hopscotched overhead.

May these nightdolls help you,
When every questionnaire questions you,
When diagonal smoke
Mafficks treetops.
Use this antidote liberally.
May your walk to the F train be not alone.

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