Moheb Soliman is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest whose work often deals with nature, modernity, identity, and belonging through writing, performance, and installation projects. In the past few years he’s explored these extensively through the site of the Great Lakes region, which he’s lived all around and finds fascinating as an environmentally coherent borderland central to the history of North America. In 2015 he circled the region for four months under the banner HOMES [Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior] through a Joyce Foundation fellowship, doing site-specific work and partnering with diverse partners. More recently, he’s collaborated with the five Great Lakes national parks on an installation of 25 poems disguised as official signs in conjunction with the NPS centennial, and is researching and developing a project through a Forecast Public Art grant of a “poem of sublime proportion” to be embedded around the region as 50+ lines/sculptures. His previous major project, Habib Albi is…Not a Man, about romance, gender, and Arab American identity in the Midwest in light of 9/11, showed in New York, Toronto, and Montreal, where in September, 2011 it was commissioned as the MAI season-opener in 10-year critical commemoration of 9/11. Moheb has degrees from The New School for Social Research and the University of Toronto, and lives in Minneapolis, MN where he also works as Program Director for the Arab American arts organization Mizna.