John Murillo

John Murillo

Two Virtual Events with Poet John Murillo

Thursday, March 25, 2021

1:00 p.m. Craft talk and Q&A with English and Creative Writing students and faculty (e-mail for the Zoom link)

6:30 p.m. A reading by John Murillo , followed by a conversation with Creative Writing faculty member Jericho Brown. Attendees will be invited to join in with their own questions. Open to the public.

Reading Zoom Registration Link:

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections, Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher 2010, Four Way Books 2020), finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way 2020). His honors include two Larry Neal Writers Awards, a Pushcart Prize, the J Howard and Barbara MJ Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Recent poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in such publications as American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Best American Poetry 2017, 2019, and 2020. He is an assistant professor of English at Wesleyan University and also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He lives in Brooklyn.