Craig Santos Perez

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Craig Santos Perez 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 the author of two spoken word albums and five books of poetry, most recently Habitat Threshold (2020). His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. He received the Pen Center USA/Poetry Society of America Literary Prize (2011), and the American Book Award (2015) as well as numerous other prestigious awards. In 2010, the Guam Legislature passed Resolution No. 315-30, recognizing and commending Craig “as an accomplished poet who has been a phenomenal ambassador for our island, eloquently conveying through his words, the beauty and love that is the Chamorro culture.”  Craig is a Professor in the English Department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he teaches creative writing, eco-poetry, and Pacific literature.