Luther Hughes is the author of A Shiver in the Leaves (BOA Editions, 2022) and the chapbook Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018). He is the co-host of The Poet Salon with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat, and founder of Shade Literary Arts, a literary organization for queer writers of color. He is the recipient of the 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and 2020 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize. Luther received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in Seattle, WA.