The Incredible Sestina Anthology
Daniel Nester (Editor)
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DescriptionThe first anthology of the poetic form of sestina. Here, 100 writers-from John Ashbery, Ezra Pound, David Lehman and Elizabeth Bishop to Matt Madden, Patricia Smith and Steve Almond-offer their sestinas. A 39-line poetic form, the sestina is the one form all poets agree can exist in a free-verse world, as formalists and avant-gardes love sestinas for their ornate, maddeningly complicated rules of word repetition.
Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing
Published Date: October 04, 2013
Dimensions: 5.52 X 0.83 X 8.54 inches | 0.91 pounds
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About the Author
Daniel Nester is the author of How to Be Inappropriate, described as "a deeply funny collection of booger-flecked nonfiction" in Time Out New York. Nester's first two books, God Save My Queen: A Tribute and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On, are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. A third, The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006), is a collection of pretty good poems. He is also editor of The Incredible Sestina Anthology. His writing has appeared in such places as The New York Times, The Morning News, Salon, The Daily Beast, The Rumpus, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and the Poetry Foundation website, and anthologized in such collections as Lost and Found, The Best American Poetry, The Best Creative Nonfiction, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, and Now Write! Nonfiction. 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. Currently, he is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., where he teaches writing. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two daughters.