One of my favorite poems in the forthcoming issue of NDQ (87/3/4) is Craig Santos Perez’s “from aerial roots [off-island chamorros]”.
Part of what makes this poem so intriguing and exciting to me is the structure of the lines and their arrangement which really works much better in the print version of the Quarterly. I did the best that I could to reproduce it online so that this poem can find as wide an audience as possible!
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Craig Santos Perez is an indigenous Chamorro poet from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the author of five books of poetry and the co-editor of five anthologies. He teaches at the University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa.