On this episode, we break bread with Tariq Luthun, award-winning poet and community organizer.
We talk about a “community of breads,” freedom, and Safia Elhillo. (Make sure to listen to the blooper at the end!)
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 was named a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellow by the Poetry Foundation, and is a Kresge Arts in Detroit fellow. Luthun earned his MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and currently serves as a board member of The Offing Literary Magazine. His first collection of poetry, How the Water Holds Me, was named Editors’ Selection by Bull City Press and is available now.
Poem(s) discussed: “Vocabulary” by Safia Elhillo & “I Felt Nothing” by Tariq Luthun
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