Poetry Reading: An Evening with Timothy Donnelly

Date: 10.23.2012

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Ikeda Library 4th Fl Reading Room

Timothy Donnelly According to The New Yorker, Timothy Donnelly remains “an important poet of American domestic life.”  His work contemplates how the mind can exist within American privilege and the omnipresence of corporate culture.   In “Chapter for Being Transformed into a Sparrow,” Donnelly writes, “The world tries hard to bore me to death, but not hard enough. / Today it made me sit immobile in the bath— / water upwards of an hour, but the fact is, World— / I was totally into it.”

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010; Picador 2011) as well as winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.  His poems have been widely anthologized and have appeared in A Public Space, Fence, Harper’s, The Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He has served as poetry editor of Boston Review since 1996 and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the New York State Writers Institute.  He was recently the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Visiting Professor at Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing.  He is on the permanent faculty of the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.   


Sponsored by:  the Writing Program of Soka University

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