A Brooklyn, N.Y., man has been named the winner of the annual $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, one of the largest monetary poetry prizes in the U.S., Claremont Graduate University announced Wednesday.
Timothy Donnelly received the award for his book "The Cloud Corporation."
Donnelly has been poetry editor of the Boston Review since 1996 and is on the permanent faculty of the Writing Program at Columbia University's School of the Arts. His poems have appeared in such periodicals as A Public Space, Fence, Harper's, The Iowa Review, jubilat, Lana Turner, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Paris Review.
"The Cloud Corporation" is Donnelly's second book. The first, "Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit" was published in 2003.
The Kingsley Tufts award was established at Claremont Graduate University by Kate Tufts to honor the memory of her husband, an executive who wrote poetry as a hobby.
Katherine Larson, a research scientist and field ecologist from Tucson, Ariz., won the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her book of poetry, Radial Symmetry. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given annually for a first book by a poet of genuine promise.
A ceremony for the winners will be held on the Claremont Graduate University campus on April 19.