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The Cloud Corporationby Timothy Donnelly
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"The poems of Timothy Donnelly astonish by their inventive intelligence . . . we learn that self-knowledge can be adequate to knowledge of the world, in all its violence and complexity."—Allen Grossman
Timothy Donnelly's long-awaited second collection is a tour de force, fully invested with an abiding faith in language to illuminate the advances of personal and political contingency.
Timothy Donnelly's The Cloud Corporation won the 2011 Kingsley Tufts Award, and was a finalist for the 2011 William Carlos Williams Award. Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit was published by Grove Press in 2003. He is poetry editor for Boston Review and teaches at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughters.
The long-awaited second collection by a central literary figure, Columbia University professor, and poetry editor of the Boston Review.
Poetry. The long-awaited second collection by Columbia University professor and poetry editor of Boston Review, Timothy Donnelly's THE CLOUD CORPORATION is an absolute tour de force, fully investing itself in the possibilities of language and intelligence—by way of a traditional and abiding faith in poetry—to illuminate the ceaseless advances of personal, political, and social contingency. "The poems of Timothy Donnelly astonish by their inventive intelligence.... We learn that self-knowledge can be adequate to knowledge of the world, in all its violence and complexity"—Allen Grossman.
About the Author
Timothy Donnelly was born in Providence, RI and attended Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Princeton Universities. The Cloud Corporation (Wave Books, 2010) was a finalist for the 2011 William Carlos Williams Award. His first book of poems, Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebensziet, was published by Grove Press in 2003. His work has been translated into German and Italian and has also appeared in many anthologies such as Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, Isnt It Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets, Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry, and Poet, Poems, Poetry edited by Helen Vendler. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Boulevard, Harpers, Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He is a poetry editor for Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia Universitys School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.
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