Lamont Poet John Murillo

Award-winning poet John Murillo will give a reading to students on February 18th as part of the 2020-2021 Lamont Poetry Series. “Murillo is the author of the poetry collections, Up Jump the Boogie, finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry. 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 ReviewPloughsharesPoetryPrairie Schooner, and Best American Poetry 20172019, 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.” (Source:

English 420 students and other classes will be reading Murillo’s poetry in preparation for his virtual visit.