John and Peg Knoepfle visited D’s lit class and we put together this video. A conversation with John and Peg was in part why I put together this failed writing blog. They were the writers who told me to expect failure in writing and submitting. They were the ones who told me to write and be patient. I particularly like how Peg observes how in her writing ‘the world is a poem.’
John Paul Jaramillo’s debut story collection The House of Order was named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and his most recent work Little Mocos is now available from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read. He is currently a professor of composition and literature at Lincoln Land College-Springfield, Illinois.