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Craig Santos Perez

Assistant Professor
Director Creative WritingMore

Craig Santos Perez

Craig Santos Perez, a native Chamoru (Chamorro) from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam), is an Associate Professor in the English Department and a former Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, where he teaches Pacific literature and creative writing. He is also an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the Indigenous Politics Program.

Craig is the co-founder of Ala Press, which publishes Native Pacific Islander literature. His critical and creative writing have appeared in several scholarly anthologies and journals, such as the American Quarterly; The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature; Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature of the Pacific; The Journal of Transnational American Studies; Amerasia Journal; Studies in American Indian Literatures; and Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. He has lectures and performed in Europe, Russia, the United States, Canada, Asia, and the Pacific.

Publications

Home(is)lands: New Writing from Hawaiʻi and Guam (Editor, Ala Press, 2015)

from unincorporated territory [guma’] (Omnidawn Publishing, 2014)

from unincorporated territory [saina](Omnidawn Publishing, 2010)

Chamoru Childhood (Editor, Achiote Press, 2009)

from unincorporated territory [hacha](Tinfish Press, 2008)

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

American Book Award (Before Columbus Foundation), 2015

PEN Center USA/Poetry Society of America Literary Award, 2011

Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Poetry), Finalist, 2011

Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2009-2012

Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award, 2010

Emily Chamberlain Cook Poetry Prize, 2009

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2007-2009

Education

MA and Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2009 & 2015)

MFA in Creative Writing, University of San Francisco (2006)

BA in Literature and Art, University of Redlands (2002)

Courses

Spring Semester 2015

Course Title Time  
ENG 440(1) Single Author: Albert Wendt MWF 10:30-11:20 Edit

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