A gift received from Craig Santos Perez, University of Hawai’i

It was great to receive a signed copy of the third book from Craig Santos Perez’s poetic series, from unincorporated territory [Guma’] in the post today (see image below). The book was sent by the author himself for which I am grateful.

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Craig Santos Perez, a Chamoru originally from Guahan (Guam), is the co-founder of Ala Press, editor of the anthology Chamoru Childhood (2009), and the author of from unincorporated territory [hacha] (Tinfish Press, 2008) and from unincorporated territory [saina] (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. Craig has performed his work in Europe, Russia, the United States, and the Pacific. He earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of San Francisco, studied as a Fellow with the Ford Foundation, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation examines articulations of indigeneity in Native American and Native Pacific literature and theory. Craig is also the Director of Creative Writing and an Assistant Professor in the English Departement at The University of Hawai’i. He is amazing and truly inspiring!

I am also honoured to announce that Craig Santos Perez will be featured on this blog as a special guest. 

Thank you Craig for your wonderful gift. I look forward to reading your book and sharing your amazing literary work on this blog. Malo ‘aupito xox

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