Last year, I was lucky enough to help in the development of the Seattle Poetic Grid. In collaboration with then-Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna (now Washington Poet Laureate) and cartographer Gregory Woolston, we solicited work from across the city to highlight how place and poetry influence our conception of Seattle.
As Claudia so much more elegantly put it:
We each carry a personal map of the place we inhabit.
We live in the city and the city lives in us.