The Problem of the Many


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Wave Books
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5.7 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Timothy Donnelly is the author of The Problem of the Many (Wave Books, 2019); The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010; Picador, 2011), which won the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; and Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003). He is a recipient of The Paris Review's Bernard F. Conners Prize and the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award as well as fellowships from the New York State Writers Institute and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is Director of Poetry in the Writing Program at Columbia University's School of the Arts and lives in Brooklyn with his family.


"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 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."--Steph Burt, Coldfront

"A talented writer . . . an astonishing technician."--David Orr, Poetry