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By: Staff,  Cornell Chronicle
April 25, 2019

Caribbean migration, ‘In a Word’

Professor Carole Boyce Davies and associate professor Ishion Hutchinson will engage in a wide-ranging conversation about their creative and scholarly work archiving the Caribbean experience during global conflicts in “In a Word: Caribbean Migrations and Imperial Projects,” May 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall. The conversation is free and open to the public.

Boyce Davies, professor of English and Africana studies, is the author of “Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject” and “Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones.” Her most recent work is “Caribbean Spaces: Escape Routes from Twilight Zones” and a children’s book, “Walking.”

Hutchinson, a native of Jamaica and associate professor of English, is the author of two poetry collections – “Far District” and “House of Lords and Commons.” He is the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, 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.

The “In a Word” series showcases the Creative Writing Program’s influences and contributions to the literary world by its dedicated faculty of fiction writers and poets.

Read the entire article in the Cornell Chronicle.

Professor Carole Boyce Davies