Pacific Islander Eco-Poetics
When: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 4:00 pm
Where: Kaplan Hall 193
In this presentation, Dr. Craig Santos Perez will discuss his in-progress monograph, Pacific Islander Eco-Poetics: Indigenous Knowledge, Environmental Justice, and Literary Activism, as well as his creative, editorial, and pedagogical work related to the Environmental Humanities in the Pacific.
The talk will be followed by a Q & A moderated by UCLA English Professor Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne.
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This event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow the event.
Craig Santos Perez is an indigenous Chamoru from Guam. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco and a Ph.D. in ethnic studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of six books of poetry and the academic monograph Navigating Chamoru Poetry: Indigeneity, Aesthetics, and Decolonization (2022), which received the MLA Prize for Studies in Native Literatures. He is also the co-editor of seven anthologies, including Indigenous Pacific Islander Eco-Literatures (2022), which received the ASLE Creative Writing Book Award.
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