Tuesday, May 12, 2009

God Save My Queen by Daniel Nester

When I was in college I interned at Soft Skull Press, then in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. This book of prose poems (one for each song by Queen through the album Hot Space) was released that season. The author, Dan Nester, was an editor there at the time, and occasionally stopped into the office, which was also a small bookstore. I can attest that he is indeed a pretty huge Queen fan.

The book's trim size is the same as a 7" record (when the first boxes of books arrived at the store, Dan was there slipping them inside plastic record sleeves, which is how I still have mine stored). I innocently asked him if the 7" trim size was on purpose, the answer being, "uh, duh, yes." (Or something along those lines.)

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