Daniel Tiffany is the author of a chapbook and nine volumes of poetry and literary criticism, including, most recently, My Silver Planet: A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch (Johns Hopkins 2014), which was nominated for the Pegasus Award in Poetry Criticism, and Neptune Park (Omnidawn 2013), selected by the Poetry Foundation, The Volta, and Verse as one of the best poetry collections of 2013. Previous books of poetry includePrivado (Action Books, 2010), The Dandelion Clock (Tinfish Press, 2010), and Puppet Wardrobe (Parlor Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, Jubilat, Lana Turner, and New American Writing. Tiffany has also published translations of texts by Sophocles and the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, as well as Georges Bataille’s pornographic tale, Madame Edwarda. He is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has been awarded a Whiting Fellowship, the Chicago Review Poetry Prize and the Berlin Prize in 2012 by the American Academy in Berlin.