“Audacious of whimsy, ferocious of style. . . . A strutting, dazzling, exhilarating body of work. . . . Donnelly is unquestionably the real deal, shifting registers between the colloquial and the vatic. . . . Deciphering his inventive, intricate palimpsests may take time, but it’s worth the effort. Donnelly’s exuberant rhymes and enjambed rhythms immediately draw a reader in.” J.Y. Yeh, The Village Voice
Twenty-Seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit
978-0-8021-3957-3 • $14.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2003
Seducing the reader with his ability to summon up any sensibility or thought with a master’s ease, Timothy Donnelly’s debut collection pairs an extraordinary gift for rhetorical exuberance with a stunning poetic maturity. For its thoughtfulness, range, and sheer energy, Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit is a remarkable work from one of our most original young poets.