John Murillo is the author of two poetry collections: Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher 2010, Four Way Books 2020), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award; and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (forthcoming from Four Way Books 2020). His honors include 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.
His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, 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.
Participation at the 2020 West End Poetry Festival
- Featured Poet | Saturday, October 17 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm | via Zoom and Facebook
For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.