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Kirk Nesset

Kirk Nesset has published more than two hundred stories, poems, essays, reviews and interviews in journals, including Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Raritan, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Antioch Review, Boston Review, Tampa Review, Indiana Kirk NessetReview, Prarie Schooner, Nimrod, ZYZZYVA, Witness and American Literature. His nonfiction study, The Stories of Raymond Carver, published by Ohio University Press, has recently gone into fourth printing. He is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Allegheny College, and serves regularly as Writer in Residence at the Chautauqua Writer's Institute in upstate New York. He sings and plays guitar in a group called Unkle John's Band, and DJs a weekly FM radio gothic rock show called "Black Planet"—music for the depressed, dispossessed, undernourished and unforgiven.

Kirk's web page.

You can reach Kirk at knesset@allegheny.edu.

Kirk Nesset's writing on Conversely

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Record Shop Girl
I play for what I have lost, led along by the sheer weight of memory, for this sister who inhabits my dreams.  Date: 03/1/03

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