Claudia Castro Luna portraitClaudia Castro Luna is Seattle’s Civic Poet, the recipient of a King County 4Culture grant and a Jack Straw Fellow. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. She has an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in poetry from Mills College. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest,  La Bloga, City Arts, Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, among others. This City, her first chapbook, is forthcoming from Floating Bridge Press. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.

Office of Arts and Culture: Civic Poet
The goal of the Civic Poet is to celebrate Seattle’s rich literary community, while involving the future of literary arts through community engagement.

Since 2009, Claudia has maintained a blog with events, reviews, writings, and reflections.