House of Lords and Commons: Poems (Ishion Hutchinson)

U.S.A./Jamaica / 2016

Poetry Foundation

Poetry Foundation

"After the hurricane walks a silence

deranged, white as the white helmets of

government surveyors looking into roofless

shacks."

Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, poet Ishion Hutchinson earned a BA at the University of the West Indies, an MFA at New York University and a PhD at the University of Utah. House of Lords and Commons won the National Books Critics Circle award.