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The Cloud Corporation

by Timothy Donnelly

The Cloud Corporation Synopsis

Timothy Donnelly's brilliant, breakneck and beautiful poetry has been hailed as some of the most original and exciting new work to emerge from the US in several years. In The Cloud Corporation, Donnelly shows how a wholly engaged poetic sensibility can uncover both beauty and meaning within the bewilderments and complexities of contemporary life, without simplifying either its subject or its own investigative approach. In a Donnelly poem, the reader is never sure quite where the next line will take them - the poems pursue their narratives and arguments by surreal association one moment, relentless logic the next - but quickly learns that Donnelly's is a voice to trust, one which can lead them into astonishing and often unexpected clarities. Writing in the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson said `If Whitman had had a young kid and a Brooklyn apartment, too many bills, and a stack of takeout menus in the top drawer of his Ikea desk, he would have written these poems.' The Cloud Corporation is an imaginative tour de force, and a fine introduction to an essential new poet. 'The best collection I've read in ages: every poem contains something unexpected and unexpectedly powerful. This is serious, modern, ambitious and bold work - the kind of poetry you hope to find, and rarely do' Nick Laird

The Cloud Corporation Press Reviews

Like a favorite late-night DJ surfacing from the AM static one particularly desolate evening, Timothy Donnelly's The Cloud Corporation , his first collection of poetry in seven years, more than makes up for all the dead air. -- Los Angeles Times This is an extraordinary collection - the poetry of the future, here, today. --John Ashbery Omnivorous, fast-forward, bull-in-a-china-shop poems that deliver more beauty per minute than can comfortably be withstood. If Whitman had had a young kid and a Brooklyn apartment, too many bills, and a stack of takeout menus in the top drawer of his Ikea desk, he would have written these poems. This is my favorite book of the year. --Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker Like a favorite late-night DJ surfacing from the AM static one particularly desolate evening, Timothy Donnelly's The Cloud Corporation , his first collection of poetry in seven years, more than makes up for all the dead air. -- Los Angeles Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447200420
Publication date: 7th October 2011
Author: Timothy Donnelly
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Timothy Donnelly

Timothy Donnelly's first book of poems, Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit, was published by Grove Press in 2003. He is a poetry editor for Boston Review and teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts. His most recent compilation, The Cloud Corporation, was published by Picador in 2011. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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