Tarik Dobbs is an Arab American queer writer participating through the University of Minnesota’s Gesell Writing Residency Fellowship. Dobbs’s visual poems appear in American Poetry Review, Best of the Net, & Poetry Magazine. Dobbs is Assistant Editor of Great River Review and helps out at Poetry.onl. Dobbs’s poetry chapbook, Dancing on the Tarmac, was selected by G. Calvocoressi (Yemassee, 2021). At the Anderson Center, Tarik worked on “From Henry Ford’s Sociological Department,” a visual poetry collage project of archival materials from one of America’s early, forgotten U.S. assimilation projects of Arab Americans who migrated to the Midwest in the early 1900s.