Portrait Gallery - Claudia Castro Luna

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a portrait of a new author for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Originally from El Salvador, Claudia Castro Luna is Seattle's first Civic Poet, a new position that runs for two years. She was selected from among 21 applicants and holds an MA in urban planning, an MFA in poetry, and a teaching degree. She teaches and writes in Seattle, also dedicating herself to gardening and raising chickens with her family. She'll be reading this Saturday, August 6 at the Good Arts Building in Pioneer Square.