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Claudia Castro Luna reads "Fallen Apple" by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

Claudia Castro Luna
Carlton Canary
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Claudia Castro Luna
Writer and poet Claudia Castro Luna, WA State Poet Laureate (2018–2021)

"Good things do come from rot," the poet reminds us

Claudia Castro Luna is an Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate fellow (2019), WA State Poet Laureate (2018–2021) and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015–2018).

She is the author of Cipota Under the Moon (Tia Chucha Press, 2022); One River, A Thousand Voices (Chin Music Press); the Pushcart nominated Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press; also shortlisted for WA State 2018 Book Award in poetry) and the chapbook This City (Floating Bridge Press). Her most recent non-fiction is in There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis (Vintage).

Born in El Salvador, Castro Luna arrived in the United States in 1981. Living in English and Spanish, she writes and teaches in Seattle on unceded Duwamish lands where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.

You can learn more about Claudia by visiting her website.