Poetic archipelagos

In this talk, Dr. Craig Santos Perez will discuss the metaphors of archipelagos and islands in Pacific Islander literature and culture. He will highlight what these metaphors teach us about kinship, genealogy, traditional environmental knowledge, indigeneity, and decolonization. Lastly, he will perform selections of his own poetry that addresses the theme of ‘world as archipelago’.


Craig Santos Perez

Craig is an indigenous Chamoru (Chamorro) from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam). He is a poet, scholar, editor, publisher, essayist, critic, book reviewer, artist, environmentalist, and political activist.

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