Tariq Luthun

Tariq Luthun is a Detroit-born, Dearborn-raised community organizer, data consultant, and Emmy Award-winning poet. The son of Palestinian Muslim immigrants from Gaza, he is a Kresge Arts in Detroit fellow that earned his MFA in Poetry from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Luthun’s work has earned him such honors as being named Best of the Net, in addition to fellowships through Kundiman, The Watering Hole, and the Kresge Foundation. His work has appeared in Vinyl Poetry, Lit Hub, Mizna, and Button Poetry, among others. He also serves as a board member The Offing Literary Magazine. Luthun’s first collection of poetry, How The Water Holds Me, was awarded Editors’ Selection by Bull City Press and is available now. Some of Luthun’s most recent accomplishments included being featured in the 2017 Best of the Net anthology, and winning an Emmy Award for his production with the University of Michigan Health Systems. He’s also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Bettering American Poetry, and Best New Poets. He has shared stages and forums with the likes of Omar Offendum, Safia Elhillo, Remi Kanazi and many others from across various disciplines. Luthun spends most of his time hosting events, working with youth, and facilitating marginalized communities for growth through expression and action.

Books: How the Water Holds Me, Editors’ Selection from the 2019 Frost Place Chapbook Competition

Bull City Press

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