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Ishion Hutchinson is the author of two poetry collections (Far District and The House of Lords and Commons, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2016). He has also published individual poems in several anthologies and journals, including The New Yorker, Poetry, Ploughshares, Narrative, Granta, and New Letters. In recent years he has received a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Award, and a Rome Prize.
Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His first collection, Far District, came out in 2010 and received the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. His latest collection, House of Lords and Commons, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award 2016. Other honors include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award and the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Literatures in English Department at Cornell University, where he directs the graduate writing program.
This event is supported by the Stephen and Sandra Glass Humanities Lecture Endowed Fund, which was established in 2004 through the generosity of alumna Nancy Bushnell ’69 and her husband, the late David Bushnell. The fund honors Professor Emeritus Stephen Glass, a founding faculty member of Pitzer College and former John A. McCarthy Professor of Classics, and his wife, Dr. Sandra Glass.
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