A poem by Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate.
“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.