This happens tomorrow! We've had a chance to play with the site and the poems thus far have been fantastic and also ah, we just too easily forget in the current boom how much we still love Seattle, with all of its issues. ... See MoreSee Less
Launch & Reading: Poetic Map of Seattle
June 28, 2017, 7:00pm - June 28, 2017, 10:30pm
Poetic Grid is a culmination of Claudia Castro Luna’s two-year Civic Poet residency. The map includes poems from a diverse range of citizens in every part of the city, many of which were collected during Castro Luna’s “The Poet Is In” program, a residency project with Seattle Public Library.
This launch party will include readings by several of the project's contributing authors: Lily Baumgart, Anna Balint, Nora Giron Dolce, Kerry Lusignan, Kilam Tel Aviv, Catalina Cantu, Julene Tripp Weaver, Bang Nguyen, Julio Torres, Alan Lau, Georgia McDade, Raul Sanchez, Susan Rich, Victor Fuentes, and Kathleen Flenniken.
In addition to the Poetic Grid and the residency with Seattle Public Libraries, Castro Luna has served as a cultural ambassador for Seattle’s rich, multi-hued literary landscape. She has held and produced readings across the city in venues large and small and collaborated with a variety of cultural and social organizations such as The Seattle Symphony, Humanities Washington, El Centro de la Raza, Refugee Women’s Alliance, and many others.
Our interest is in collaboration. Not only between poets and the arts, but in the act of translation.
We publish full color collaborative work and are planning on publishing translations of contemporary Argentine poetry as well as supporting writers with an interest in Argentinian culture and Jewish history in Latin America.