Up Jump the Boogie

Up Jump The Boogie
John Murillo

Cypher Books

Review by Adisa Vera Beatty


Poet John Murillo’s first collection, Up Jump the Boogie is bold and lyrical. The poems are elegies of liberation celebrating how we got by instead of lamenting death, hard times, or street life. With steady hands Murillo alternately testifies, pays homage, and immortalizes lives we know and don’t know.  Continue reading