John Murillo, 41st Annual ODU Literary Festival


John Murillo


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Featured Participant

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University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie, finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award. His honors include the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Times, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Recent poems have been published in Jubilat, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, and in the anthology Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of African-American Poetry. He has taught in the creative writing programs at Cornell University, the University of Miami, Columbia College Chicago, and currently teaches at Hampshire College and New York University. His second full-length collection, The Matador’s Ghost, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.


Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m.

Tim Seibles, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience to the session featuring Remica Bingham-Risher who introduced the speaker John Murillo who spoke with Nicole Sealey.

Video Runtime: 01:08:02 -- Murillo spoke until 00:27:31

File Size: 505 MB

File Type: Video/mp4

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