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Born in the shadow of Buffalo Mountain in rural southwestern Virginia, Richard Nester has lived and worked on both coasts. Numerous journals, including Ploughshares, Callaloo, Tikkun, and Floyd County Moonshine have published his poems, and his work has been anthologized in Cape Discovery, a publication of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he has twice been a fellow. His essays on social justice have appeared in the Catholic Agitator. He taught at University of California, Irvine, for 32 years, working extensively with students from Humanities Core Course. He is married to the poet Robbi Nester. They have a treasured son, Jeremy. Among his other accomplishments are that he has crossed the American continent six times, thrice by car, twice by train, and once by bus—no covered wagon.
Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Alabaster Leaves Publishing (March 5, 2014)