Timothy Donnelly is Director of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and lives in Brooklyn with his family. A Guggenheim fellow, he has published poems in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry and elsewhere. His most recent publications include The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and the chapbook Hymn to Life. A new collection, The Problem of the Many, is forthcoming next year.

Escape into Time

Peter J. Grippe, Escape Into Time (1946), engraving, copper on laid paper, 17 9/16 x 14 13/16 inches. Image courtesy University of Michigan Museum of Art. ©Allentown Art Museum.

Back where the start was in time I came to feel, before or without any basic understanding, the hands holding me down wanted likewise to reassure me there was no place other than right where I was kept: chair, table, Read More