Virtual | April 26, 2022

"How The Water Holds Me" by Tariq Luthun

Emmy Award-winning poet Tariq Luthun reads from his collection How The Water Holds Me for National Arab American Heritage Month. Enjoy his poems: "The Summer My Cousin Went Missing", "Al Bahr", and "I Go to the Backyard to Pick Mint Leaves for My Mother" in this video.

Bio: 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 first collection of poetry, How The Water Holds Me, was awarded Editors' Selection by Bull City Press and is available now.

Published Date: April 28, 2022