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Reading at A Book For All Seasons
May 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From the A Book For All Seasons website:
An exciting opportunity to visit with our Poet Laureate.
Claudia Castro Luna served as Seattle’s Civic Poet. She is the author of Killing Marías and This City, and the creator of Seattle Poetic Grid (seattlepoeticgrid.com), an interactive poetic cartography of the city with voices in English, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese,from youth poets to senior citizens, new writers to renowned poets including Levertov, Roethke and Hugo.
Castro Luna is a Hedgebrook and VONA alumna, a Jack Straw fellow, and holds an MA in Urban Planning and an MFA in poetry. She writes, teaches, and parents in Seattle. Her precise and eloquent studies of the unexamined places, moments, and voices are celebration, investigation, and exhortation all in one.
“In Killing Marías, Claudia Castro Luna, both poetically and physically, settles spaces that were unclaimed by Latinas. Her inscription of the disappeared women of Juarez is a live cartographic image of struggle and spiritual survival… The dead … nourish us and the earth, and they speak with their bodies, literally, positioning themselves as recovered entities with agency, in the poet’s skilled narrativizing hands.” — Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs