Poetry in Translation – Fiestas Patrias

Wed Sep 11:

$5/10/15 sliding scale; No one turned away for lack of funds
Students are free!

Purchase tickets to both this poetry reading and the following film by Cecilia Vicuña, Kon Kon, for
$20 General Admission
$12 NWFF & Henry Art Gallery Members


** Curated in partnership with Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate! Co-presented with Humanities Washington and ArtsWA. **

The Poetry in Translation reading series showcases the literary traditions of Seattle’s immigrant and Native communities by sharing these groups’ poetry and song in their original languages and in their equivalent English translation. This quarterly series aims to inspire and broaden the city’s literary scene. It is a celebration of the poetries, literary traditions and cultural contributions these communities make toward Seattle’s quality of life.

This episode will feature multilingual readings by poets alongside video poem screenings.

Participating poets TBA!

About Claudia Castro Luna

About Claudia Castro Luna


Claudia Castro Luna is Washington’s State Poet Laureate (2018–2020) and served as Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2017). She is the author the collection Killing Marías (Two Sylvias) finalist for the WA State Book Award 2018, the chapbook This City (Floating Bridge) and the digital project Seattle Poetic Grid. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.

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