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 Best American Poetry 2017, Jubilat, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, and in the anthology Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of African-American Poetry. He teaches at Wesleyan University and in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. His second full-length collection, Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.