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Invitation, by Claudia Castro Luna, Civic Poet

Read for Ampersand Live at Town Hall – November 12, 2015 Invitation I invite you to come along on a bicycle ride the whip of the green river early September when its water teems with pink salmon and bank anglers dream their fishy dreams and you…rolling past wishing slack tide… [ Keep reading ]

New year, new poems from Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna

These poems were written and performed for Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day Celebration at Seattle City Hall, January 14th 2016 Incandescent and Intact When I consider our radiant powers of creativity at birth and think of the perfection in the bodies we have been granted the organ we… [ Keep reading ]

Water is the new muse for Poetry on Buses

Popular poetry program launches a region wide effort in 2016-17 SEATTLE (February 8, 2016) – After a successful reboot in 2014, Poetry on Buses is now going region-wide, sharing locally-sourced poems in at least eight languages across multiple transit systems, an online portal, and in communities across King County. The… [ Keep reading ]

New poetry and art at Seattle Center

Seattle Center is expanding their investments in temporary artworks with the new Poetry Garden Art Series Four artists have been commissioned to create temporary interventions in the Seattle Center Poetry Garden to call attention to the unique character of the site, a space designed to ask visual artists to draw… [ Keep reading ]

A new life for cloud haiku

At a pedestrian triangle bordered by Westlake, Seventh and Virginia Avenue, passersby will be surprised by an unexpected series of sculptures that resemble pillows.  The sculptures, titled cloud haiku, (2011) are the work of artist Squeak Meisel. Meisel explains that the artwork was inspired by Zen gardens and cloud watching. … [ Keep reading ]

Two new poems from Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna

Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna has penned two more poems this fall to add to the city’s growing collection. Poem read for live interview on KUOW – September 2015 – the day my appointment as Civic Poet was made. A Corner to Love Maps of this city number in the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Announces 2015 Civic Poet Program

Just in time for Poetry month in April, Seattle is launching a Civic Poet Program. The Civic Poet program celebrates Seattle’s rich literary community, while investing in the future of literary arts through community engagement.  The call for the 2015 Civic Poet opens Thursday, April 16 and will close Thursday,… [ Keep reading ]

Upcoming events funded through our SmART ventures program

Below is a selection of events that our office has funded for the month through our smART ventures funding program.  SmART ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible awards program that encourages innovative ideas, creates community impact, and provides new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs. SmART ventures… [ Keep reading ]