ABOUT

Tariq Luthun is a Palestinian-American strategist, data analyst, and Emmy Award-winning poet from Detroit, MI. In his work, Luthun seeks to bridge the gap between words and tangible action in order to support marginalized communities. An MFA candidate for poetry at the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, he also serves as the Social Director of Organic Weapon Arts Press and is co-founder of the PoC-dedicated literary arts series "FRUIT." His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such mediums as Button Poetry, Vinyl Poetry, The Offing, Mizna, and more.

Among other things, some of Luthun’s most recent accomplishments include winning an Emmy Award, and being nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has shared stages and forums with the likes of Remi Kanazi, Omar Offendum, Theaster Gates, and many others from across various disciplines. Luthun spends most of his time in the poetry community hosting events, working with youth, and facilitating communities for growth through expression and action.

Luthun is a deep dish pizza evangelist that can best be described as the end-result of a less problematic Drake falsetto-rapping Edward Said's Orientalism. For icebreakers: he really wants to know what your favorite food is.