Poetry Surgery with Ishion Hutchinson

Poetry Surgery with Ishion Hutchinson

A day of one-to-one feedback sessions with an award-winning poet

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your poems from award-winning Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson, who is Associate Professor of English at Cornell University and a Meringoff Sesquicentennial Fellow. Ishion will spend Sunday 3 March resident at the Poetry School, with four one-hour slots available, for in-depth one-to-one discussion on your work; so book a slot and prepare a selection of poems-in-progress for advice and guidance.

The following slots are available:

11.00 – 12:00
12:15 – 13:15
14:30 – 15:30
15:45 – 16:45

To book your session with Ishion, click ‘purchase course’ and then select a time slot from the drop-down menu. You may submit up to 6 poems of no more than 150 lines total. Poems should be sent to administration[at]poetryschool.com no less than 2 weeks before your session.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

Image credit: Kazuhiro Shiozawa

About Ishion Hutchinson View Profile

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections: Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among others. He is a contributing editor to the literary journals The Common and Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art and teaches in the graduate writing program at Cornell University.

‘I have the opportunity to enjoy teaching by very experienced and dedicated poets, ready to share their knowledge and vision and to encourage their students.’

– Summer 2018 survey response

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