Join Rachelle as she talks with John Murillo, author of Up Jumps the Boogie.
Friday, May 21st at 10 am PST, 1 pm EST.
To listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onword
An afro-chicano poet and playwright, John Murillo is the current Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. A graduate of New York University’s MFA program in creative writing, he has also received fellowships from the New York Times, Cave Canem, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is a two-time Larry Neal Writers’ Award winner and the inaugural Elma P. Stuckey Visiting Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Callaloo, Court Green, Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, and the anthology Writing Self and Community: African-American Poetry After the Civil Rights
Movement. Up Jump the Boogie is his first full length collection. His choreo-play, TRIGGER, is commissioned by Edgeworks Dance Theater and scheduled for production in early 2011.