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, Winter Tangerine Review, and Button Poetry, among others. Luthun currently serves as a board member of The Offing Literary Magazine. His first collection of poetry, How The Water Holds Me, was awarded Editors' Selection by Bull City Press and is available now.


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

New Rule

*reference: dark like dirt but not like dirt