John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections Up Jump the Boogie 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 was also included in Best American Poetry 2017, 2019, and 2020. He is an assistant professor of English at Wesleyan University and teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada University. He lives in Brooklyn.