This week we welocme Daniel Nester as our guest blogger. Daniel is the author of How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous nonfiction. His first two books, God Save My Queen and God Save My Queen II, are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His work has appeared in a variety of places, such as Salon.com, The Morning News, McSweeney’s, The Daily Beast, Time Out New York, and Bookslut, and has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2003, The Best Creative Nonfiction, and Now Write! Nonfiction. He is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. He edits the group culture-slash-literature blog We Who Are About To Die <wewhoareabouttodie.com. Find him online here.
In other news . . .
Save the Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - The Best American Poetry 2011 Launch Reading. 7 PM, Tishman Auditorium of the New School (66 West 12th Street, NYC) Series Editor David Lehman and Guest Editor Kevin Young will be joined by John Ashbery, Cara Benson, Michael Cirelli, Michael Dickman, Farrah Field, Major Jackson, Jennifer L. Knox,Katha Pollitt, James Richardson, Patricia Smith, Gerald Stern, Bianca Stone, Mark Strand, and Lee Upton.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 - Deemed Truly Nefarious (To Us Hilarious)": Daniel Nester, David Yezzi, Elizabeth Gold, and Ernest Hilbert read at Robin's Books, 110 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 735-9598, hosted by Lynn Levin. Details here.