State Poet Laureate unveils online poetry map of Washington State
'WASHINGTON POETIC ROUTES' FROM CLAUDIA CASTRO LUNA LAUNCHED AS PART OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CELEBRATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 12, 2019
For Claudia Castro Luna, the Washington State Poet Laureate, the twisting lines of a map feel like the twisting lines of a poem, so she’s taken Washington State’s highways and roads and overlaid them with poetry.
The result is the new Washington Poetic Routes, an online poetry map of our state. Visitors click dots on the map to see a poem from a Washington State poet written about that location.
Launched this April as a celebration of National Poetry Month, the map is intended to be a living document of Washington State. The map currently has 25 poems from both established and younger poets, but Castro Luna hopes that a broad swath of Washington’s residents will be included, from school children to adults to long-time poets and first-time writers. Anyone can submit a poem for consideration via the website.