Claudia Castro Luna is Seattle’s First Civic Poet (2015-2017) She was born in El Salvador and came to the United States in 1981. She is the author of the chapbook, This City, from Floating Bridge Press. Her non-fiction has appeared in Soccer America, the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Anthology and is forthcoming in Tia Chucha's “The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States,” and Kalina Editor's, "Puntos de fuga. Narrativa salvadoreña contemporánea/Vanishing Points. Contemporary Salvadoran Narrative." She lives in English and Spanish and shares a house in Seattle with her husband and their three children.