Craig Santos Perez MFA ’06 is a 2015 winner of the American Book Award for his poetry collection from unincorporated territory [guma’], about his home island of Guam.


  1. Transterritorial Currents and the Imperial Terripelago (American Quarterly, 63.7, 2015)
  2. “ʻfrom Organic Acts’: Tsamorita, Rosaries, and the Poem of My Grandma’s Life,” Life Writing Journal (2015), 1-6.
  3. “from Unincorporated Poetic Territories,” The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-Garde (Nightboat Books, 2015).
  4. “I Lina’la’ Tataotao Ta’lo”: The Rhetoric and Aesthetics of Militarism, Religiosity, and Commemoration,” in Huihui: Pacific Rhetoric and Aethetics, edited by Carroll, McDougall, and Nordstrom (Honolulu: U of Hawai’i Press, 2014): 50-71.
  5. “Singing forwards and backwards: Ancestral and Contemporary Chamorro Poetics,” in The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature, edited by Justice and Cox (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014): 34-60.
  6. “from a Poetics of Continuous Presence and Erasure,” Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics (Issue 28, April 2013), Web.
  7. “The Turn, the Poem, and the Canoe,” Voltage Poetry Literary Journal (January 3, 2013), Web.
  8. “Surviving Our Fallen: Chamorros, Militarism, Religiosity, and 9/11,” Conversations at the Wartime Café: A Decade of War: 2001-2011, edited by Sean Labrador y Manzano.
  9. “The Poetics of Mapping Diaspora, Navigating Culture, and Being From,” Doveglion Literary Journal, 2011 (online).
  10. “Signs of Being: Chamoru Poetry and Cecilia C. T. Perez,” Jacket2 Magazine, 2011.
  11. “Whitewashing American Hybrid Aesthetics.” The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays in Contemporary Poetics. Akron: U of Akron Press, 2011.
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