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read House of Lords and Commons doc ï Hardcover ↠ ishion hutchinson » A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time from the 2011 winner of the PENJoyce Osterweil AwardIn House of Lords and Commons the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 WA stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time from the 2011 winner of the PENJoyce Osterweil AwardIn House of Lords and Commons the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers' Award in poetry Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape w Just finished reading wonderful poetry book HOUSE OF LORDS AND COMMONS by Ishion Hutchinson born in Jamaica and an assistant professor at Cornell University Talk about language that slices through the skin; his diction is stark challenging dark haunting lyrical and lovely I love his rage against politics his poignant understanding of tenderness and fatherhood There is wonderful irony and edgy violence but his authenticity makes this an amazingly beautiful book A must read

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Cked narrative seuences and tumultuous personae With ears tuned to the vernacular the collection vividly binds us to what is terrifying about happiness loss and the lure of the sea House of Lords and Commons testifies to the particular courage it takes to wade unsettled uncertain and unfettered in the wake of our shared human experience There's enough here to keep me interested in Hutchinson's development but the collection didn't uite come together for me There are echoes of many other Caribbean writers the contrast between the tropics and the US North that extends back at least to Claude McKay the sense of a conflicted history embedded in family relationships Hutchinson mixes in some interesting cross references between the European American and Afro Caribbean traditions notably in Sibelius and Marley Both After the Hurricane and A Small Dark Interior suggest social and psychological depths that could be fully explored And The Orator is an absolutely blistering assault on the hypocrisies of academic post colonialismBut for the most part the poems felt a bit professional to me compilations of images that can be worked into pieces that could be much individual

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House of Lords and Commons Ith remarkable lyric precision Here the poet holds his world in full focus but at an astonishing angle from the violence of the seventeenth century English Civil War as refracted through a mythic sea wanderer right down to the dark interior of loveThese poems arrange the contemporary continuum of home and abroad into a wonderment of cra I started this in 2016