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Craig Santos Perez

Assistant Professor
Director Creative WritingMore

Craig Santos Perez

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 two poetry books: 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.

Areas of Interest

Pacific Islander and Native American Literature and Theory; Asian American, Latino/a, and African American Poetry; Indigenous Critical Theory; American and International Poetry and Poetics; Ethnic Avant-Garde Poetry; Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Decolonizing Methodologies; Ethnic and Cultural Studies; Pacific and Native American Studies; Chamorro Studies

Awards

Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Poetry), Finalist, 2011
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2009-2012
Guam Legislature, Legislative Resolution, 2010
Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award, 2010
Emily Chamberlain Cook Poetry Prize, 2009
Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2007-2009
Jean Burden Poetry Award, 2001

Education

BA (Literature and Creative Writing), University of Redlands
MFA (Poetry), University of San Francisco
PhD (Ethnic Studies), University of California, Berkeley (in-progress)

Courses

Fall Semester 2014

Course Title Time  
ENG 416(1) Studies in Creative Writing: Visual Poetry & Poetics TR 12:00-1:15 Edit
ENG 625D(1) Foundations of Creative Writing (CW) T 6:30-9:00 Edit

Spring Semester 2014

Course Title Time  
ENG 313(1) CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY AND WRITING ABOUT FOOD MWF 1:30-2:20 Edit
ENG 411(1) POETRY WORKSHOP: HOW TO BECOME A PUBLISHED POET F 9:30-12:00 Edit

Fall Semester 2013

Course Title Time  
ENG 461(1) St. Poetry: Community-Engaged Poetry & Poetics TR 1:30-2:45 Edit
ENG 713(1) SemCW: Contemporary Pacific Poetry & Poetics (CW/AP) T 6:30-9:00 Edit

Spring Semester 2013

Course Title Time  
ENG 313(6) Types of CW: Poetry & Short Stories MWF 11:30-12:20 Edit
ENG 410(1) Form & Theory of Poetry M 1:30-4:00 Edit

Fall Semester 2012

Course Title Time  
ENG 100(37) Composition I TTH 12:00-1:15 Edit
ENG 613C(1) Workshop: Poetry (CW) T 6:30-9:00 Edit

Spring Semester 2012

Course Title Time  
ENG 313(2) Types of Creative Writing MWF 11:30-12:20 Edit
ENG 371(1) Lit of the Pacific (XL PACS 371) MWF 9:30-10:20 Edit

Fall Semester 2011

Course Title Time  
ENG 273(3) Lit CW (International Poetry & Visual Arts) TTH 10:30-11:45 Edit
ENG 371(1) Lit of the Pacific (XL PACS 371) TTH 1:30-2:45 Edit