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March 8, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Longview Public Library - Magazine Reading Room
Longview, WA 98632
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NW Voices Presents Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna at LV Library

Friday, March 8, 2019

Claudia Castro Luna is the Washington State Poet Laureate. She served as Seattle’s Civic Poet, form 2015-2017 and is the author of the Pushcart nominated Killing Marías and This City, and the creator of the acclaimed Seattle Poetic Grid. She is also a Hedgebrook and VONA alumna, a 2014 Jack Straw fellow, the recipient of a King County 4Culture grant and an individual artist grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. She as an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in poetry. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, La Bloga, Dialogo and Psychological Perspectives among others. Her non-fiction work can be found in several anthologies, among them This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, Claudia is currently working on a memoir, Like Water to Drink, about her experience escaping the civil war in El Salvador.Since 2009, She maintains Cipota bajo la Luna, a blog with reflections, writing and reviews.