Zoomuse Poems for Peace
The 1st Zoomuse Poems for Peace season ended in June with Claudia Castro Luna, former Poet Laureate of the State of Washington and war refugee from the U.S.-supported civil war in El Salvador. The series takes a summer break and comes back in September for Season 2. Huge thanks to Andrew Hall of SICA-International and Adelia MacWilliam, Chair of SICA-Canada for their collaborative efforts.
This is a video of Claudia Castro Luna’s SICA ZoomMuse Poems for Peace poetry reading held on 16 June 2022. This event is part of a monthly series of ZoomMuse Poems for Peace poetry readings, co-sponsored by SICA USA and SICA Canada.
ABOUT CLAUDIA CASTRO LUNA
Claudia Castro Luna was Seattle’s first Civic Poet (2015-2018) and was Washington State’s Poet Laureate (2018-2021). Castro Luna’s newest collection of poetry, Cipota Under the Moon, has just been published from Tia Chucha Press.
Claudia is also the author of One River, A Thousand Voices (Chin Music Press), the Pushcart nominated Killing Marías(Two Sylvias Press) also shortlisted for WA State 2018 Book Award in poetry, and the chapbook This City (Floating Bridge Press). Her most recent non-fiction is in There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis (Vintage).
Born in El Salvador, Claudia came to the United States in 1981. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle on unceded Duwamish lands where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.