Vancouver poet, visual artist and editor, Christopher Luna was officially named Clark County Poet Laureate on February 26 at a meeting of the Clark County Arts Commission. In this new role, Luna will 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. Photo: Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian