Ishion Hutchinson

October's poet is Ishion Hutchinson. Ishion was born in Port Antonia, Jamaica and attended Happy Grove and Titchfield High Schools, as well as the University of the West Indies, Mona. He was awarded the Calabash Writer's Workshop scholarship and is a founding member of The Workshop. Ishion also has an MFA in Poetry from New York University.

Ishion Hutchinson

Ishion's first collection, Far District (published by Peepal Tree Press), recently won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for poetry. Prior to this award, he had also received the Larry Levis Prize for Poetry, which was awarded by the Academy of American Poets.

Ishion's work has appeared in LA Review, Callaloo, Caribbean Review of Books, Poetry International, and the chapbook, Bryan's Bay.

If you have read Far District, share your feedback. Stay tuned throughout the month for more on Ishion's work.

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