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Saturday, May 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
AAWW Presents: New Pacific Islander Poetry

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In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) presents a reading and celebration of Pacific Islander poetry, hosted by Craig Santos Perez, and featuring William Nu'utupu Giles, Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng, and No'u Revilla. These writers, activists, educators, organizers, and innovators are redefining Indigenous identity, examining human relationships to the environment in a time of climate crisis, supporting contemporary protest movements, and allowing us to imagine a more sustainable future. The AAWW is a non-profit organization dedicated to holding space for community, and to uplifting the Asian diasporic and Pacific Islander literary culture of tomorrow.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/share/qMcHDjW2C7bqk3a09b74ZBY2QRS8lm5uGT7kWBsEhf3HKb2RC-gvzx6GCxSrJybx.SuyrkcNZsfi61Vs9

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Craig Santos Perez

Craig Santos Perez is a Chamoru writer from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam). He is the author of five books of poetry and the co-editor of five anthologies. He teaches at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa.
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William Nuʻutupu Giles

William Nu’utupu Giles is a second-generation Samoan-American Poet and Arts Educator from Honolulu, Hawaii. He views spoken word poetry as a continuation of the Pacific Oral Tradition of storytelling as living history. Will’s poetry finds the political seeds in personal stories... Read More →
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Noʻu Revilla

Noʻu Revilla is a queer ʻŌiwi poet, educator & aloha ʻāina. Born and raised in Waiʻehu on the island of Maui, Noʻu currently lives and loves in in Pālolo valley on the island of Oʻahu. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at UH-Mānoa. Her poetry has been featured... Read More →
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Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng

Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng is a queer multi-dimensional creative of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese descent. The fluidity of her art blends award-winning spoken word poetry, special effects make-up, theater performance, photography, and fabrication to navigate themes of queerness... Read More →


Saturday May 15, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
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