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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Toni Morrison

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In this video, MacDowell Colony chairman Michael Chabon presents Toni Morrison with the Edward MacDowell Medal for outstanding contribution to the arts and American culture. Morrison, who received a lifetime achievement award from the PEN American Center, tells a packed audience about how she became a writer and the inspiration for her first novel, The Bluest Eye.

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