Ishion Hutchinson, author of House of Lords and Commons, and Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Losing My Cool. 5.30pm, School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square.
Ishion Hutchinson is the author of two poetry collections, House of Lords and Commons and Far District. Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, he moved to the U.S. in 2006 for graduate studies. He's the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, a Lannan Writing Residency, and the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Ilya Kaminsky describes him as "without a doubt one of the most gifted poets of my generation." He lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches in the graduate writing program at Cornell University.
Thomas Chatterton Williams lives in Paris, where he is working on a novel about a shooting on Long Island. His memoir, Losing My Cool: Love, Literature and a Black Man’s Escape from the Crowd, is published by Penguin.
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