John Murillo

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John Murillo is a graduate of New York University’s MFA program in creative writing.  His first poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie, was a finalist for both the 2011 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and was named by The Huffington Post as one of “Ten Recent Books of Poetry You Should Read Right Now.” Murillo has received a Pushcart Prize, two Larry Neal Writers Awards, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the New York Times, and the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. His work has appeared in publications such as Callaloo, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, Court Green, and more. His choreo-play, Trigger, was commissioned by Edgeworks Dance Theater and premiered in Spring 2011.

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