Timothy Donnelly

Timothy Donnelly

  • Timothy Donnelly is the author of The Cloud Corporation (Wave Books, 2010) and Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove Press, 2003). His work has been translated into German and Italian and has also appeared in numerous anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems, Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry, and Poet, Poems, Poetry edited by Helen Vendler. A graduate of Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Princeton University, he is a poetry editor for Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

  • Reviews

    Donnelly is a poet everyone should read.
    —David Wheatley, The Guardian

    If Whitman had had a young kid and a Brooklyn apartment, too many bills, and stack of takeout menus in the top drawer of his Ikea desk, he would have written these poems...
    —Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker

    [The Cloud Corporation] is an extraordinary collection—the poetry of the future, here, today.
    —John Ashbery, The London Times

    Dramatic tension, humor, lyrical profundity. This is an utterly ingenious and proudly inclusive voice, incorporating clouds—you cannot turn away from it...
    —Carol Muske-Dukes, Huffington Post

    Timothy Donnelly meditates on the very terms that make meditation possible—terms such as “knowledge,” “mystery,” “particular,” “mind,” and “will”...and he makes the tough time we have pinning those terms down into one of his typical subjects. His kind of pessimistic introspection, cast in long sentences and in three-line stanzas, might remind you of late Wallace Stevens...
    —Stephen Burt, Coldfront

    Timothy Donnelly is a talented writer...an astonishing technician...
    —David Orr, Poetry

    Reviews of books by Timothy Donnelly

    The Cloud Corporation

  • Poems
    - “Malamute” (in The New Yorker)
    - “Globus Hystericus” (in The Paris Review)
    - Three poems (in Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art)
    - “His Theogeny” and “The New Intelligence”(in Verse Daily)
    - Two poems (on The Awl)
    - “Poem Interrupted by Whitesnake” (on Poets.org)
    - “Partial Inventory of Airborne Debris” (in Memorious)
    - “The Driver of the Car Is Unconscious” (in E-Verse)
    - “In His Tree” (on The The Poetry)
    - “Apologies from the Ground Up” (in Poetry London)
    - “Hymn to Life” (in Poetry)

    Articles by Timothy Donnelly
    - “A Match Made in Poetry: Yvor Winters vs. Hart Crane” (on Poets.org)

    Interviews
    - Publishers Weekly, with Craig Morgan Teicher
    - Harper's Magazine, with Jess Cotton
    - Coldfront, with John Deming
    - Days of Yore, with Astri von Arbin Ahlander
    - Guernica, with Sean Patrick Hill
    - The Rumpus, with Stephen Elliot

  • Video
    - Reading and discussion with Timothy Donnelly, Jennifer Krovonet and Brett Fletcher Lauer, for New York Public Library’s Periodically Speaking series

    Reading at Claremont University:


    Footage from the The Cloud Corporation release party in Brooklyn, including brief interviews with Mary Jo Bang, Mark Strand and Joshua Bell:

  • Thursday AUGUST 14, 2014 6:00pm

    Timothy Donnelly and Mary Jo Bang will read at the Ashbery Home School of Hudson writing conference.

    Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street, Hudson NY


    Wednesday OCTOBER 1, 2014

    Timothy Donnelly will be speaking at the University of Texas as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. Further details TBA.


    Wednesday OCTOBER 8, 2014 7:00pm

    Timothy Donnelly will be speaking at the Poetry Foundation as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry.

    61 W Superior St, Chicago IL


    Monday OCTOBER 13, 2014

    Timothy Donnelly will be speaking at the University of Oxford as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. Further details TBA.


    Thursday OCTOBER 16, 2014

    Timothy Donnelly will be speaking at the University of St Andrews in Edinburgh as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. Further details TBA.


    Thursday NOVEMBER 21, 2014 2:00pm

    Timothy Donnelly will be speaking at New York University as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry.

    58 W 10th Street, New York NY


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