Ishion Hutchinson

W.E.B. Du Bois Professor in the Humanities


Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections: Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among others. He is a contributing editor to the literary journals The Common and Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art


Research Focus

  • Poetry in translation
  • American and British poetry
  • Creative writing and creative reading
  • The long poem and the epic

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