Episode 29: Tarik Dobbs | University of Minnesota

Tarik Dobbs smiles, standing in front of a white wall and wearing a black T-shirt.

Drawing attention to American and Israeli occupation in the Middle East, Tarik Dobbs of the University of Minnesota crafts experimental poetry based on extensive research and personal experience. Tarik joins Jared to discuss the role of poetry in shaping political perspectives, writing as a collaborative process, and how universities can create a more inclusive and diverse academic community.

Tarik Dobbs is an Arab American queer writer born in Dearborn, MI, on stolen land of the Chippewa, Ottawa, & Potawatomi people. Dobbs's poems appear in AGNI, APR, Best of the Net, Missouri Review Online, & Poetry Magazine. A 3rd-year MFA student at the University of Minnesota, Dobbs is Assistant Editor of Great River Review and founded Poetry Online, a nonprofit web magazine. Their poetry chapbook, "Dancing on the Tarmac," was selected by Gabrielle Calvocoressi (Yemassee, 2021). Find them at tarikdo.com.

Mentions:

· Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation by Eyal Weizman 
· Alice Mishkin, doctoral student, University of Michigan
· torrin a. greathouse
· Douglas Kearney, Assistant Professor, UMN
· 
Sho by Douglas Kearney
· “HOME ON THE RANGE, GAZA STRIP” by Tarik Dobbs
· Peter Campion, Associate Professor, UMN
· Solmaz Sharif
· 
Birthright by George Abraham

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