Kaveh Akbar and John Murillo at 92Y

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In this 92nd Street Y recording, Kaveh Akbar, author of Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf Press, 2021), is introduced by poet Angel Nafis, and John Murillo, author of Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way Books, 2020), is introduced by poet Terrance Hayes before reading from a selection of their poems.

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John Murillo Reads “Mercy, Mercy, Me”

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“Maybe memory is all the home / you get,” reads John Murillo from his poem “Mercy, Mercy, Me” included in his collection Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way Books, 2020) in this video in which he discusses his experience as a fellow at MacDowell’s artist residency program in New Hampshire.

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Poets House Presents: John Murillo

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“I’ve never spoken to anyone about this. Until now, until you.” In this installment of the Poets House Presents video series, John Murillo reads two poems from his latest poetry collection, Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way Books, 2020). For more Murillo, listen to his Page One author reading of “On Metaphor.”

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