Poet, Organizer & Publisher Christopher Luna

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Wed, 11/21/2018 - 9:00am to 9:30am
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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic
Host Suzanne LaGrander Interviews Christopher Luna about poetry and creating community through art

 Today on the Radio Activist, Christopher Luna speaks with Suzanne LaGrande about poetry and building communities through art-making. Christopher Luna is a poet, publisher, visual artist, writing coach, teacher, and editor, and the first Poet Laureate of Clark County from 2013-2017.   In 2004, Luna created Ghost Town Poetry one of the first open Mics in Vancouver, Washington, and is editor of The Work, a monthly email newsletter featuring poetry events in Portland, Vancouver, and the Pacific Northwest.  In 2011 Niche Wine and Art Bar and Angst Gallery proprietor Leah Jackson named him the poet laureate of her businesses. Luna teaches a monthly poetry workshop at Niche and has organized a series of bilingual poetry readings at the bar since receiving this honor.In 2013 the Clark County Arts Commission named Luna the first Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA. He used the position to establish a Poets in the Schools program for Clark County, and he and Toni created Poetry Moves, a program that places poems by local students and adults on buses in the C-Tran system serving the county. Together with his wife, Printed Matter Vancouver co-founder Toni Lumbrazo Luna,  he edited and published Ghost Town Poetry volumes one and two, featuring poems from the popular open mic poetry reading series that Luna established in 2004. Printed Matter Vancouver also published  debut volumes of poetry from three Clark county, WA poets, Tiffany, Jenney, and Matthew Eiford-Schroeder, the Camas-area author of consistently East, which we released in August of this year. For more about Christopher Luna's work visit www.printedmattervancouver.com  or  http://christopherluna-poetry.blogspot.com.

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