Ishion Hutchinson

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty Member

University of Utah, Ph.D
New York University, M.F.A.
University of the West Indies, B.A.
Ishion Hutchinson


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

Research and Teaching Interests

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

Current Projects

  • Essays
  • Poetry collection