This page includes citations for scholarship on my poetry. To download the PDFs of these essays, please link to my page.


  • Mary A. Knighton, “Guam, Un-Inc.; or Craig Santos Perez’s Transterritorial Challenge to American Studies as Usual,” The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies (2019)


  • Elizabeth DeLoughrey, “Toward a Critical Ocean Studies for the Anthropocene,” English Language Notes (2019).


  • Heim, Otto. “How (not) to Globalize Oceania: Ecology and Politics in Contemporary Pacific Island Performance Arts,” Commonwealth Essays and Studies 41.1 (2018).


  • Martinez, J Michael. “Tidal Poetics: The Poetry of Craig Santos Perez,” in American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement” (2018).


  • Collier Nogues, “WITH [OUR] ENTIRE BREATH”: The US Military Buildup on Guåhan (Guam) and Craig Santos Perez’s Literature of Resistance,” in Shima Journal 12.1 (2018)


  • Why, Loveday. “The Ocean Under Erasure in the Poetry of Craig Santos Perez” and “Oceanic Waste and Contamination in the Poetry and Prose of Craig Santos Perez” in A Poetics of Water: Cross-Cultural Ecopoetics in a Crisis World (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018)


  • Fresno-Calleja, Paloma. “Fighting Gastrocolonialism in Indigenous Pacific Writing.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Nov 20, 2017): 1041-55.


  • Rowe, John Carlos. “Shades of Paradise: Craig Santos Perez’s Transpacific Voyages,” in Archipelagic American Studies, edited by Brian Russell Roberts and Michelle Ann Stephens (Duke University Press, 2017).


  • Yamamoto, Caitlin. “Reading ‘Against the Grain’ of Guam’s ʻUnincorporation’ in Craig Santos Perez’s From Unincorporated Territory,” in Emergent Voices of (Neo)colonial Resistance: The Contemporary Literatures, Cultures, and Histories of ʻMicronesia'” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, San Diego, 2017).
  • Dick, Jennifer K. “Craig Santos Perez and Myung Mi Kim: Voicing the Integral Divide: Transcending Suffering by Reshaping American History and Language,” in American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad, edited by Sami Ludwig (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017): 203-220.
  • Rowe, John Carlos. “Decolonial Performer: Craig Santos Perez as Poet, Activist, Scholar, Teacher, and Blogger,” in Approaching Transnational America in Performance, edited by Birgit M. Bauridl and Pia Wiegmink (Peter Lang, 2016). 
  • Katherine Baxter and Lytton Smith. “Writing in Translation: Robert Sullivan’s Star Waka and Craig Santos Perez’s from unincorporated territory.” Literary Geographies (2.2) (2016): 263-283.
  • Briggs, Robert J. “There’s no place (Like Home): Craig Santos Perez’s poetry as military strategy.” Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism (2016).
  • Cocola, Jim. “Forget your Pastoral: Haunani-Kay Trask and Craig Santos Perez,” chapter in Places in the Making: Cultural Geography in American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2016).
  • Heim, Otto. “Locating Guam: The Cartography of the Pacific and Craig Santos Perez’s Re-mapping of Unincorporated Territory.” In New Directions in Travel Studies (Palgrave 2015).
  • Briggs, Robert J. “Craig Santos Perez: Poetry as Strategy Against Military Occupation in Guahan (Guam).” MA Thesis, University of Mississippi (2015).
  • Bevacqua, Michael Lujan. “The Song Maps of Craig Santos Perez.” Transmotion 1.1 (2015).
  • Som, Brandon. “Craig Santos Perez’s from Unincorporated Territory: Reinscribing Native Presence and Transit in the Pacific,” Chapter in Citing Passages: Citational Poetics and Transpacific Identities (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 2014)
  • Schlund-Vials, Cathy J. “ʻFinding’ Guam: Distant Epistemologies and Cartographic Pedagogies.” Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies 5 (2014): 45-60.
  • Woodward, Valerie. “I Guess They Didn’t Want Us Asking Too Many Questions: Reading American Empire in Guam.” The Contemporary Pacific 25.1 (Spring 2013): 67-91.
  • Clark, Ryan. “The Appositional Project: Craig Santos Perez’s from unincorporated territory [saina].” Spoon River Poetry Review, 11/10/13. Web:
  • Hsu, Hsuan. “Guahan (Guam), Literary Emergence, and the American Pacific in Homebase and from unincorporated territory.” American Literary History (Summer 2012) 24: 2.
  • Lai, Paul. “Discontiguous States of America: The Paradox of Unincorporation in Craig Santos Perez’s Poetics of Chamorro Guam.” The Journal of Transnational American Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2011.

Other Citations:

  • Hsu, Hsuan. “Literature across Scales,” The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space, ed by Robert T Tally Jr (Routledge, 2017).
  • Wilson, Rob. “Postcolonial Pacific Poetries: Becoming Oceania,” in Jahan Ramazani, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2017): 58-71.
  • Nguyen, Marguerite, “The West and the Asian American Experience,” in The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American West, edited by Stephen Fry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016: 184-198.
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