Christopher Luna, a Vancouver poet, visual artist and editor, has been named Clark County’s first Poet Laureate by the Clark County Arts Commission.
The position gives Luna a platform to act as a cultural ambassador, composing poems for special events and occasions. His main duty is to promote poetry and literature, nurturing public knowledge and appreciation of the power of words.
His work will reflect diverse experiences in Clark County and the Vancouver-Portland metropolitan area.
The community can meet Luna when he makes a public address at the Vancouver Community Library on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Luna earned a Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University, Boulder, Colo. He serves as a writing consultant and poetry event coordinator at Washington State University Vancouver. He is also an English instructor at Clark College.