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Exploring "Washington Poetic Routes" with Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna

Washington Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna has launched an interactive map which highlights poems about places in the state, connected by a network of highways. You can see the map, and submit your own poem at WashingtonPoeticRoutes.com.

Washington Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna

In addition to this project, it was announced this week that Castron Luna has been named an an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, a distinction which comes with a $100,000 grant for an upcoming project called One River, A Thousand Names, which will convene a series of poetry workshops and readings along the length of the Columia River from where it enters Washington in the north east corner near Northport, through eastern and central Washington all the way to where it empties into the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest corner of the state.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.