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Ishion Hutchinson

Assistant Professor

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 173


Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His poetry collection, Far District: Poems (2010), won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. Other honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner Journal and the Academy of American Poets’ Larry Levis Prize.  His works have appeared in several anthologies and journals such as Poetry, The Common, Poetry Review (UK), Gulf Coast, Ploughshares, Narrative, Granta, The Huffington Post, and New Letters. He is a contributing editor to the literary journal, Tongue: A Journal of Writing Art.


    • English

    Graduate Fields

    • Creative Writing
    • English Language and Literature


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