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Ishion Hutchinson

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Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of the poetry collections School of Instructions (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, November 2023), House of Lords and Commons (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) and Far District (Peepal Tree Press Ltd., 2010, reissue 2024 by FSG);  and a book of essays, Fugitive Tilts (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2024). A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Review for Poetry, Hutchinson’s other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Civitella Ranieri Writing Fellowship, the Susannah Hunnewell Prize from the Paris Review and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among others.

A 2021 recipient of the Gold Musgrave Medal by the Institute of Jamaica for “distinguished contribution in the field of Literature,” Hutchinson received a BA from the University of the West Indies, an MFA from New York University, and a PhD from the University of Utah. He is a contributing editor to the literary journals The Common and Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art and teaches in the graduate writing program at Cornell University where he is a co-founding member of the Global Black Initiative Collective.

  • 2014