Daniel Tiffany, author of 10 books of poetry and literary theory, will address the question, “Is Kitsch Still a Dirty Word?” during his talk and reading on Thursday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m. in room 206 of Clark Hall, 11130 Bellflower Rd. on the Case Western Reserve University campus.
This free public event is supported by Case Western Reserve’s Department of English, the Helen Buchman Sharnoff Endowed Fund for Poetry"  and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.
Tiffany is a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has been awarded the Chicago Review Poetry Prize, a Whiting Fellowship and the Berlin Prize in 2012 by the American Academy.
Among his works are "My Silver Planet:  A Secret History of Poetry" and "Kitsch" (Johns Hopkins University Press) and "Neptune Park" (Omnidawn), which landed on the Poetry Foundation’s list of “Staff Picks” for 2013.
His essays have appeared in Critical Inquiry, PMLA, Modernism/Modernity, Semiotext(e), and Critical Quarterly.  His poems have been published in the Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, New American Writing, jubilat, Verse, Lana Turner, and many other journals.  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."
For information, contact Maggie Kaminski in the Baker-Nord Center at 216.368.2242 or email humanities@case.edu.