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lifeinpoetry · 2 days ago
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i am not between two languages—one language controls me and the other is a lost ocean
— Craig Santos Perez, from “from sourcings,” from unincorporated territory [saina]
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kafk-a · 7 months ago
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Craig Santos Perez
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bostonpoetryslam · 5 months ago
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Poetry has so many different powers, I believe—it can educate us, make us feel sympathy or empathy, empower us. It can allow us to reckon with our traumas that perhaps, you know, we’ve suppressed. It can revitalize lost languages, and suffering or oppressed cultures. It could allow us to see the world from a different perspective. And you know, the ultimate hope, especially in political poetry, is to be disturbed towards action.
Craig Santos Perez, interviewed by Bradley Trumpfheller for Divedapper
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mismatchingsockss · 8 months ago
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juliaflafla · 10 months ago
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Poetry is a love letter and mahalo circle. Poetry is an archive, document(ary), and library of voices. Poetry is place-based and planetary, migratory and rooted, archipelagic and oceanic. Poetry is hybrid, polyphonic, and multispecies. Poetry is laughter and trickster. Poetry is like the ocean: it has no end, only unknown depths, contracting waves, and dilating horizons.
Imagining a More “Tender Country”: A Conversation with Craig Santos Perez
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gloop-augustus · a year ago
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ars pasifika
by Craig Santos Perez
when the tide of silence rises say “ocean”
then with the paddle of your tongue rearrange the letters to form “canoe”
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tempogrotto · 2 years ago
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poetry, too, consists of textual land surfaces and the surrounding deep geographies of silence, space, and meaning– the aztecs and mayans used bark from banyan trees to make paper for their codices– with stones they drummed strips of bark– the paper was called amatl in nahuatl and copo in mayan– no page is ever truly blank–— Craig Santos Perez, from ‘:oceania compositions:’. From Unincorporated Territory: [saina].
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plumberry-noc · 3 days ago
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love in a time of climate change by craig santos perez
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i don't love you as if you were rare
earth metals,
conflict diamonds, or reserves of
crude oil that cause
war. i love you as one loves the
most vulnerable
species: urgently, between the
habitat and its loss.
i love you as one loves the last seed
saved
within a vault, gestating the heritage
of our roots,
and thanks to your body, the taste
that ripens
from its fruit still lives sweetly on my
tongue.
i love you without knowing how or
when this world
will end. i love you organically,
without pesticides.
i love you like this because we'll
only survive
in the nitrogen rich compost of our
embrace,
so close that your emissions of
carbon are mine,
so close that your sea rises with my
heat.
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jshoulson · a month ago
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Today’s Poem
ars pasifika --Craig Santos Perez
when the tide
of silence
rises
say “ocean”
then with the paddle
of your tongue
rearrange
the letters to form
“canoe”
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myownprivate · 2 months ago
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Love in a Time of Climate Change
by Craig Santos Perez
I don’t love you as if you were rare earth metals, conflict diamonds, or reserves of crude oil that cause war. I love you as one loves the most vulnerable species: urgently, between the habitat and its loss. I love you as one loves the last seed saved within a vault, gestating the heritage of our roots, and thanks to your body, the taste that ripens from its fruit still lives sweetly on my tongue. I love you without knowing how or when this world will end. I love you organically, without pesticides. I love you like this because we’ll only survive in the nitrogen rich compost of our embrace, so close that your emissions of carbon are mine, so close that your sea rises with my heat.
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mismatchingsockss · 2 months ago
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I don't love you as if you were rare earth metals, / conflict diamonds, or reserves of crude oil that cause / war. I love you as one loves the most vulnerable / species: urgently, between the habitat and its loss.
I love you as one loves the last seed saved / within a vault, gestating the heritage of our roots, / and thanks to your body, the taste that ripens / from its fruit still lives sweetly on my tongue.
I love you without knowing how or when this world / will end. i love you organically, without pesticides. / I love you like this because we'll only survive
In the nitrogen rich compost of our embrace, / so close that your emissions of carbon are mine, / so close that your sea rises with my heat.
Craig Santos Perez || Love in a Time of Climate Change
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omnidawn · 4 years ago
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Craig Santos Perez on NPR’s Best Poets of 2017
Craig Santos Perez's from unincorporated territory [lukao], was featured on NPR's list of "Poetry to Pay Attention To" written by Craig Morgan Teicher, a poetry critic and a poet.
All these poets represent the best of America. Teicher said, "Craig Santos Perez has engaged in a relentless poetic exploration of the history, geography, people, and political implications of his native Guam... continues to speak out as an imperative voice from and for a largely unacknowledged part of the American empire."
from unincorporated territory [lukao] is the fourth book in the ongoing series about his homeland, the Western Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam), and his current home, Hawaiʻi.
Read more and others who made the list as well here: https://www.npr.org/2017/02/08/513100833/poetry-to-pay-attention-to-a-preview-of-2017s-best-verse
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bibliomancyoracle · 4 years ago
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Loving is a migration with butterflies and refugees, with overcrowded boats and no milkweed:
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from “Love Poems in the Time of Climate Change” by Craig Santos Perez 
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"I am not between two languages— one language controls me and the other is an ocean lost."
—Craig Santos Perez
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greeds · 5 months ago
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natalie diaz
kai cheng thom
machi tawara
nikki giovanni
thomas king
sarah kay
sally wen mao
craig santos perez
lee ann roripaugh
emily skaja
morgan parker
phil kaye
aracelis girmay
warsan shire
ross gay
ocean vuong
hala alyan
natasha trethewey
claudia rankine
david groulx
danusha lameris
ben lerner
roque dalton
@sitaaras here u goooo
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lifeinpoetry · 2 years ago
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Remember: home is not simply a house, / village, or island; home is an archipelago of belonging.
Craig Santos Perez, from “Off-Island Chamorros,” Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
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