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Up Jump the Boogie
by John Murillo

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    List Price: $16.95
    Format: Paperback, 194 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9781945588501
    Imprint: Four Way Books
    Publisher: Four Way Books
    Parent Company: Four Way Books
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    Poetry. African American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. “Up jumps the boogie. That’s almost all one needs to say. Murillo is headbreakingly brilliant. I didn’t have a favorite poet for this year: Now I do. But with this kind of verve and intelligence and ferocity Murillo just might be a favorite for many years to come.”—Junot Díaz

    “The feel of now lives in John Murillo’s Up Jump the Boogie, but it’s tempered by bows to the tradition of soulful music and oral poetry. The lived dimensions embodied in this collection say that here’s an earned street knowledge and a measured intellectual inquiry that dare to live side by side, in one unique voice. The pages of Up Jump the Boogie breathe and sing; the tributes and cultural nods are heartfelt, and in these honest poems no one gets off the hook.”—Yusef Komunyakaa




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