Valzhyna Mort Hutchinson

Professor of the Practice

Department and Program Affiliations: 

Academic focus:
Creative writing, poetry

Previous positions:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Cornell University, 2012-2017
Visiting Poet, MFA Program, School of Communications Design, University of Baltimore, 2009-2012 

Academic background: 
M.F.A., Creative writing, American University, 2011
B.A., English and pedagogy, Minsk State Linguistic University, 2004 

Last book read:
“Written in the Dark: Five Poets in the Siege of Leningrad,” edited by Polina Barskova

In your own time/when not working:
Poetry, opera, travel

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Seminar in Translation, Poetry Workshop

What most excites you about Cornell:
Interesting students from around the world, inspiring colleagues, Olin library, Beebe Lake, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art