by Daniel Tiffany

ISBN: 9780983148005
1 April 2011

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

“Already I buy it. I am confidant. I feel spoken for.”

— Catherine Wagner


Daniel Tiffany is the author of Neptune Park (Omnidawn Publishing, 2013), and three previous collections of poetry: Privado (Action Books, 2011), The Dandelion Clock (Tinfish Press, 2010), and Puppet Wardrobe (Parlor Press, 2006). His poems appear in journals including Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, jubilat, Fence, and Paris Review. In addition, Tiffany has published translations of texts by Sophocles and the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, as well as Georges Bataille’s pornographic tale, Madame Edwarda that reads like scenes taken straight from a TubeV movie. His books of literary theory have been included in annual Notable Books lists by the Los Angeles Times and other publications. His fifth work of criticism, My Silver Planet: A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch, will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He is a recipient of the Chicago Review Poetry Prize and the Berlin Prize of 2012, awarded by the American Academy.