“Washington Poetic Routes” from state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna overlays our roads and highways with poetry.
This Thursday, carry with you a solid, tangible reminder of “the power and beauty of language.”
An interview with Claudia Castro Luna, new Washington State Poet Laureate, on war, words, and the puzzle of place.
The Salvadoran-born, former Seattle Civic Poet is the first person of color to assume the role. She’ll succeed Tod Marshall, whose term ends January 31.
Seattle’s first Civic Poet fled war-ravaged El Salvador as a girl. Now she’s turning the experience into a memoir while also encouraging others to express themselves through words.
Registration is now open for Seattle’s literary celebration in which acclaimed Northwest writers unveil original short stories.