Luther Hughes

Guest Editor Winter/Spring 2024

Luther Hughes (they/them) is the author of A Shiver in the Leaves (BOA Editions, 2022), listed as best books of 2022 in The New Yorker, and the chapbook, Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018), recommended by the American Library Association. They are the founder of Shade Literary Arts, an organization for queer writers of color, and cohosts The Poet Salon Podcast with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat. Recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Rosenberg Fellowship and the 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize, they received their MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Their writing has been published in The Paris ReviewOrionAmerican Poetry Review, and others. They’ve been featured in The Seattle TimesForbesEssenceKUOW Public RadioThe Slowdown, and more. Luther lives in Seattle, where they were born and raised.

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