Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. PRIVADO is wundercritic Daniel Tiffany's third book of poems. A sphinx made of soldier and siren, of secrecy and prophecy: a killer serial poem. "The poems in PRIVADO show how the drab style and the golden style go together"—Aaron Kunin. "A storm is now upon us"—Kevin Killian.
About the Author
Daniel Tiffany received his training in the theater at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied with Marian Seldes and the great, modern clown, Bill Irwin. He later read modern and classical languages, with Norman O. Brown, at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago and has published translations of works by Sophocles, Georges Bataille, and the Italian poet Cesare Pavese. His critical works include Radio Corpse: Imagism and the Cryptaesthetic of Ezra Pound (Harvard University Press, 1995) and Toy Medium: Materialism and Modern Lyric (University of California Press, 2000), the latter named one of the "Best Books of 2000" by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. His poetry, which has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has appeared in many journals, including Tin House, Boston Review, and the Paris Review. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Karolyi Foundation in France and been the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship. His poetry collections are PRIVADO (Action Books, 2011), THE DANDELION CLOCK (Tinfish Press, 2010), and PUPPET WARDROBE (Parlor Press, 2006). Tiffany lives in Venice, California, and teaches at the University of Southern California.