Tariq Luthun

Tariq Luthun serves as Micro Editor of The Offing. He is a Palestinian-American data consultant, community organizer, and Emmy Award-winning poet from Detroit, MI. He earned his MFA in Poetry at the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Among other things, Luthun is the Social Director of Organic Weapon Arts Press. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Vinyl Poetry, Lit Hub, Mizna, Winter Tangerine Review, and Button Poetry, among other credits. Some of Luthun’s most recent accomplishments include his poem “Harb” being named Best of the Net in 2018, in addition to being nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Bettering American Poetry, and Best New Poets. Luthun has toured the country as both a poet and a lecturer (regarding topics dealing with the ethical pursuit of craft in the arts, digital media, and data science). Luthun spends most of his facilitating 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 obnoxious Drake falsetto-rapping Edward Said's Orientalism.

WHISP

“there are two ways to become / a man...”

New Rule

*reference: dark like dirt but not like dirt