Luther Hughes is a Seattle native and author of Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018). He is the Founding Editor of The Shade Journal, Executive Editor for the The Offing, and is 1/3 of The Poet Salon podcast. His writing has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry, The Seattle Times, New England Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and others. Luther received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. You can follow him on Twitter @lutherxhughes. He thinks you are beautiful.