19. Mai 17, 21 Uhr

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Ishion Hutchinson: Trouble on the Road Again





“A thing survives us. It becomes an heirloom. Our DNA crosses and blurs on an object and makes a bizarre genealogy without names or faces. These we handle with care, even a vigilant hope that it—this thing or object (one a tobacco pipe, the other a jewelry box)—will speak. But the language of a thing is silence. It’s conjunction absence. We can only feel with great pain, stroking each object in a house, momentarily, this thing or another quiver with what will outlast memory and the breath’s annihilation. Words are things, presences: “No idea but in things.” That is what dictates the differences in accord with how one person dissolves differently from another, to rise (like tobacco smoke, glistening like black opal) an ancestor.”– Ishion Hutchinson


Ishion Hutchinson ist Autor zweier Gedichtbände: Far District und House of Lords and Commons. Er erhielt unter anderem den National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, den Whiting Award, den PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award und den Larry Levis Prize der Academy of American Poets. Zudem unterrichtet er Kreatives Schreiben im Graduiertenprogramm der Cornell University und ist Mitherausgeber der Literaturzeitschriften The Common und Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art.