Contributors in Conversation: Ishion Hutchinson and Jonathan Gerhardson

The Common: Contributors in Conversation

 

 

In this episode of The Common’s Contributors in Conversation podcast, Issue 08 contributors Ishion Hutchinson and Jonathan Gerhardson read and discuss their poems “Trouble on the Road Again,” “Vers de Société,” and “Shy Mother.”

 

 

 

 

 

Contributors in Conversation: Ishion Hutchinson and Jonathan Gerhardson

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