This Is The Place

Home is a loaded word, a complex idea: it’s a place that can be comforting, difficult, nourishing, war-torn, or political. In this breathtaking, thought-provoking collection, 30 women writers explore the theme in personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, geography, and more. Contributors–including Amanda Petrusich, Naomi Jackson, Jane […]

This City

“From the very first poem in Luna’s new chapbook, This City, readers understand that Luna has obviously written the book in her role as a Civic Poet, by which I mean she engages with the idea of Seattle. This is a celebration of the city, but it is also an investigation, a work of criticism, […]

Killing Marías

Find it now at Two Sylvias Press. “In this epic poetry collection Killing Marías, Claudia Castro Luna, both poetically and physically, settles spaces that were unclaimed by Latinas. Her inscription of the disappeared women of Juárez is a live cartographic image of struggle and spiritual survival. Castro Luna does not allow for these dead women to […]

Seattle Symphony Project

In February 2017, Claudia Castro Luna collaborated with Seattle Symphony and Mary’s Place on a project in response to Seattle’s State of Emergency Declaration on Homelessness. Selected Press Seattle Symphony brings homelessness inside the concert hall, Jason Victor Serinus. The Seattle Times. Jan 29, 2017. Listening to Every Voice: Ives, Art, Poetry, and the Homeless […]

CRUEDA

In 2016/2017, Claudia Castro Luna curated Word’s Worth, a series of readings for the City of Seattle Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee (CRUEDA). Four selections are available here and more can be found on the Seattle Channel under CRUEDA.

This Is The Place

Home is a loaded word, a complex idea: it’s a place that can be comforting, difficult, nourishing, war-torn, or political. In this breathtaking, thought-provoking collection, 30 women writers explore the theme in personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, geography, and more. Contributors–including Amanda Petrusich, Naomi Jackson, Jane […]

Seattle Poetic Grid

 Seattle Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, launches a poetry map of the city. Seattle Poetic Grid (www.seattlepoeticgrid.com) is an interactive poetic cartography of the city and a culmination of Castro Luna’s two-year Civic Poet residency. The Grid brings Seattle’s poetic side to light. The project is intended to remain as a living testament of the […]