Molly Bendall is the author of four collections of poetry, After Estrangement, Dark Summer, Ariadne’s Island, and most recently Under the Quick (Parlor Press). Her poems, reviews, and translations of the French surrealist poet Joyce Mansour have appeared in Paris Review, Field, Poetry, American Poetry Review, New American Writing, Volt, Denver Quarterly, Pool, and many other journals. She has received the Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry Magazine, the Lynda Hull Award from Denver Quarterly, and two Pushcart Prizes. Her poems have appeared as well in several anthologies: American Hybrid: The Norton Anthology of the New Poem, American Poetry: The Next Generation, The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative Poetry, 2007, The New American Poets, and Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House. In addition, she has co-authored with Gail Wronsky two collections of “cowgirl” poetry and the new Bling & Fringe from What Books. She teaches at the University of Southern California.
Daniel Tiffany has published translations of Sophocles, Georges Bataille, and the Italian poet, Cesare Pavese. His critical works include Toy Medium: Materialism and Modern Lyric (University of California Press, 2000), named one of the “Best Books of 2000” by the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance (University of Chicago Press, 2009). His first volume of poetry, Puppet Wardrobe, was published in 2006 by Parlor Press; a second book of poems, The Dandelion Clock, appeared from Tinfish Pess in 2010. His poems, which have won the Chicago Review Annual Poetry Prize, as well as the John Billings Fiske Prize, appear in journals including Tin House, jubilat, Boston Review, and the Paris Review. His third book of poetry, Privado, is due to be published in 2011 by Action Books. He teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.