From Unincorporated territory [Hacha]

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TinFish Press, 2008 - Poetry - 98 pages
4 Reviews
In the preface to his first book, a lyrical epic on the violent convergences of colonialisms on Guam (Japanese and American), history, family, and language (Chamorro and English), Perez writes: "On some maps, Guam doesn't exist; I point to an empty space in the Pacific and say, 'I'm from here.' On some maps, Guam is a small, unnamed island; I say, 'I'm from this unnamed place.' On some maps, Guam is named 'Guam, U.S.A.' I say, 'I'm from a territory of the United States." On some maps, Guam is named, simply, 'Guam'; I say, 'I am from Guam.'" Written in the spirit of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee and Barbara Jane Reyes's Poeta en San Francisco, Perez's book promises to add significantly to a growing canon of Pacific poetries.

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"from Unincorporated Territory [hacha]" by Craig Santos Perez uses text to paint a picture of the past of Guahan (Guam), a nation/place/location/home and its relationship to colonizing countries like ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
Section 4
23
Section 5
38
Section 6
53
Section 7
55
Section 8
57
Section 9
59
Section 10
72
Section 11
85
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