Faber Members presents an evening with Ishion Hutchinson

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Please note that this is a Faber Member event and not a book product.

Tickets for Members events are paperless and your name, plus the number of tickets you've purchased, will be on the guest list held at the door. 

Join us at this special event to mark the publication of Ishion Hutchinson's thrilling new collection, House of Lords and Commons, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The poems in House of Lords and Commons have been described as 'the strongest to come out of the Caribbean in a generation' (New York Times Book Review) and show a profound engagement with culture and landscape, seascape and language, inheritance and race. The poems convey the complex allure of Hutchinson’s native Jamaican landscape, and the violent forces that shaped its history, with remarkable lyric precision. But they also speak far beyond the Caribbean experience, thanks to the author’s uncanny ability to reach the universal within the local. 

House of Lords and Commons is a skilfully crafted and tender expression of human experience in a world of prejudice and danger that is also a world of intense colour, remarkable music, indefatigable love.

‘What really sets this collection in a league of its own is its rare wisdom – the wisdom of having been there and of having stayed, when others turned and fled, for the final, unflinching gaze into the eye of the storm.’  John Burnside

At this event Ishion will be reading from the collection and discussing his work with Faber's Poetry Editor, Matthew Hollis.


Date: Monday 6th November

Time: 7pm

Venue: Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DA

Tickets: £10 / £8 Faber Members (includes a glass of wine)