Reading by Dr. Craig Santos Perez and Princeton Creative Writing Seniors
Dr. Craig Santos Perez, Poet and Professor, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
November 4, 2020 · 6:00 pm—7:00 pm · via Zoom
Lewis Center for the Arts
A reading by award-winning indigenous Chamoru (Chamoroo) poet Dr. Craig Santos Perez, and Program in Creative Writing seniors Paige Allen, Lucy Chuang, Maya Eashwaran, Vail Linn, and Hannah Wang, next in the 2020-21 season of the C.K. Williams Reading Series, presented virtually this year by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University. Santos Perez is the author of five poetry books and two spoken word poetry albums, the co-founder of Ala Press (the only publisher in the U.S. dedicated to Pacific literature), and the co-editor of five anthologies of Pacific literature and eco-literature. He has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2010) and the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry (2019), and he has received the Pen Center USA/Poetry Society of America Literary Prize (2011), the American Book Award (2015), the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship (2016), and the Hawai’i Literary Arts Council Elliot Cades Literary Award (2017), the most prestigious literary prize in Hawaiʻi.