Who’s a Published Poet? Well, Six Kids and a Teacher from Okanogan County, Including Two Students from Liberty Bell…

Claudia Castro LunaWhen WA State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna visited Okanogan County schools last fall, she invited students, teachers, and community members to submit poems to her for her interactive poetry project, which is a map of Washington State with poems attached that represent specific places across the state.

Six students and a teacher have been selected for inclusion in this online exhibit: Keeley Brooks and Travis Grialou from the Methow Valley School District #350, Diego Guzman and Jacob Monaco from the Brewster School District, Dean Busching, a teacher in the Brewster School District, and Joshua Looke and Jacob Stanley from the Okanogan School District 105. Congratulations, poets!

Check out the Okanogan County poets’ work on the Washington Poetic Routes map, and understand the meaning of place for some of our local students and teachers: