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Ishion Hutchinson

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His poetry collection, Far District (Peepal Tree, 2010), won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, and the Academy of American Poets’ Larry Levis Prize. He is an assistant professor of English at Cornell University. 


Derek Walcott. (Photograph by Danielle Devaux, Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

A Voice at the Edge of the Sea

Winter 2015 | Interviews

Joseph Brodsky—the Joseph addressed in the epigraph—once said that when you hear Derek Walcott’s voice, “the world unravels.” It is a voice concomitant with the sea, and by connection, history.