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Spirit Summoner: ‘Here I Am O My God’ And ‘Salat’ With Dujie Tahat

Feb 25, 2021

This week, join Lauren in a conversation with Seattle-based poet Dujie Tahat. The two chat about precarity, politics, prayer, and of course, poetry.

About Dujie:

Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian immigrant living in Washington state. They are the author of two chapbooks: Here I Am O My God, selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship, and Salat, selected as winner of the Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Chapbook Award. Their poems have been published or are forthcoming in PoetryPoetry NWZYZZVABest New PoetsAsian American Literary Review and elsewhere. Dujie has earned fellowships from Hugo House, Jack Straw Writing Program, and the Poetry Foundation, as well as a work-study scholarship from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Along with Gabrielle Bates and Luther Hughes, they cohost The Poet Salon podcast.