Timothy Donnelly has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for Cloud Corporation (Wave, Picador). The annual mid-career award, established at Claremont Graduate University in 1992, is one of the largest monetary prizes for poets in the United States. This spring Donnelly is a visiting associate professor in Princeton University’s program in creative writing and Lewis Center for the Arts. He is also poetry editor of the Boston Review and teaches at Columbia University.
Claremont also announced the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery award, given each year for a first book “by a poet of genuine promise.” This year’s winner is Katherine Larson, a molecular biologist and field ecologist in Tucson. She wins for Radial Symmetry (Yale University Press).