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POSTPONED: An afternoon with poet John Murillo

This is a past event.

Friday, March 20 at 1:00pm

GL - Green Library, 245
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Green Library, Miami, Florida 33199

This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been made out of an abundance of caution with the health and well-being of our guests and community in mind. We hope to have a new date soon.

An afternoon with poet John Murillo
John Murillo, Author
Co-sponsored by Humanities Edge and the Department of English

1PM, GL 245

Poet John Murillo reads from his new book Kontemporary AmeriKan Poetry, “a reflective look at the legacy of institutional, accepted violence against Blacks and Latinos and the personal and societal wreckage wrought by long histories of subjugation.” Discussion with the poet about the themes of his work and the social value of poetry.

El poeta John Murillo lee de su nuevo libro “Kontemporary AmeriKan Poetry”, “un vistazo reflexivo al legado de la violencia institucional y aceptada en contra de los negros y los latinos y el desastre personal y social forjado por largas historias de sometimiento”. Discusiones con el poeta sobre los temas de su trabajo y el valor social de la poesía.

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections, Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher 2010, Four Way 2020), finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (forthcoming from Four Way Books 2020). 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 Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Poetry 2017, 2019, 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.