Timothy Donnelly

Timothy Donnelly is a poet and a professor at Columbia University. His latest book The Cloud Corporation was awarded the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Interior Speech.

 

"The clouds part revealing a mythology of clouds
assembled in light of earliest birds, an originary
text over water over time, and that without which
 
the clouds part revealing an apology for clouds
implicit in the air where the clouds had been
recently witnessed rehearsing departure, a heartfelt phrase
 
in the push of the airborne drops and crystals
over water over time—how being made to think
oneself an obstruction between the observer"

- The Cloud Corporation