Tariq Luthun is a Detroit-born and Dearborn-raised Palestinian strategist, community organizer, and Emmy Award-winning poet. He is earned his MFA for poetry from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Currently, Luthun serves as Editor of the Micro Department at The Offing magazine. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Vinyl Poetry, The Offing, Winter Tangerine Review, and Button Poetry, among other publications and anthologies. His first collection of poetry, “HOW THE WATER HOLDS ME,” was awarded the Editors’ Choice from Bull City Press and will be released by 2021.
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, Randa Jarrar 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.
He is a deep dish pizza evangelist, and can best be described as the end-result of a less problematic Drake falsetto-rapping Edward Said's “Orientalism.”