Jim Daniels’ most recent book is Birth Marks (BOA, 2013), winner of the Milt Kessler Poetry Award from Binghamton University. His other work includes the Midwest Award-winning short fiction collection, Trigger Man: More Tales from the Motor City (Michigan State University Press, 2011); and Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011), which won the Poetry Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. In 2010 he wrote and produced the independent film “Mr. Pleasant”, his third produced screenplay. Daniels is the Thomas Stockham Baker Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.