Luther Hughes

He / Him

Program Manager


Born and raised Seattle, Luther is the author of A Shiver in the Leaves (BOA Editions, 2022) and the chapbook Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018). He is the founder of Shade Literary Arts, a literary arts organization for queer writers of color, and co-hosts The Poet Salon podcast. His work has been published in Poetry, The Seattle Times, Paris Review, The Rumpus, and others. He is the recipient of the 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and the 2020 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize. Luther received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.