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. Craig is as an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he teaches creative writing, eco-poetry, and Pacific literature. He is affiliate faculty with the Center of Pacific Islands Studies and the Indigenous Politics Program, and he is Chair of the Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Islander Board in the Office of General Education. Craig is the author of two spoken word poetry albums, Undercurrent(2011) and Crosscurrent(2017), and five books of poetry: from unincorporated territory hacha, from unincorporated territory saina, from unincorporated territory guma’, from unincorporated territory lukao, and Habitat Threshold(2020). He is the co-founder of Ala Press (the only publisher in the US dedicated to Pacific literature) and the co-editor of five anthologies of Pacific literature and eco-literature.
Craig Santos Perez on advaya
Craig Santos Perez articles