Cipota Under the Moon

Now available from Elliot Bay Books. “In Cipota under the Moon, Claudia Castro Luna scores a series of poems as an ode to the Salvadoran immigrant experience in the United States. The poems are wrought with memories of the 1980s civil war and rich with observations from recent returns to her native country. Castro Luna […]

Ni Una Más

Conversation about seeking justice for femicide in Mexico through poetry, journalism and law with poet Claudia Castro Luna, lawyer Norma Ledezma Ortega and Seattle Times journalists Corinne Chin and Erika Schultz. See The Seattle Times project here. 

One River, Many Voices

Available now from Chin Music Press. The sales through the press will benefit Columbia Riverkeeper. One River, Many Voices celebrates the Columbia River’s energy, beauty and power. It honors the resilience of Native peoples who for millenia have lived along its banks and at this historical juncture with climate change, it is a call to […]

Spirited Stone Lessons from Kubotas Garden

By Jamie Ford, Gemina Garland Lewis, Thaisa Way Foreword by American Book Award Winner Charles Johnson. Introduction by Thaisa Way, PhD. Short story by New York Times Best Selling Author, Jamie Ford Academics, novelists, poets, and garden enthusiasts examine the legacy of immigrant and nurseryman Fujitaro Kubota, whose unique gardens transformed Seattle’s regional landscape in the […]

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 Poetic Grid

Seattle Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, launches a poetry map of the city. Seattle Poetic Grid ( 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 […]

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 […]

Writer’s Resist at Town Hall

From Town Hall Seattle: On Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, as part of a nationwide series of readings celebrating American ideals of freedom and equality, 14 writers read excerpts from their own work and the writings of other American thinkers concerned with freedom of speech, such as MLK, himself, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas […]

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, […]