Contributors: Tahir Hamut

Tahir Hamut grew up in Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. He is recognized as one of the foremost poets writing in Uyghur. Additionally, he has worked as a director of numerous documentaries, music videos, advertisements, and feature films, and is now a producer at Radio Free Asia. His poetry has appeared in English translation in Asymptote, Words Without Borders, and Berkeley Poetry Review.