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, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among others.
Cosponsored with the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago.
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