Craig Santos Perez is a scholar, poet and environmentalist, an Indigenous Chamoru (Chamarro) from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is also an English professor at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, who teaches creative writing, eco-poetry and Pacific literature. A scholar of many literary talents, he is the co editor of five literary anthologies, author of two spoken word poetry albums as well as five books of poetry. His latest, 2020’s Habitat Threshold won the gold Nautilus Book Award. Even though Perez doesn’t consider himself an activist, he aims to use poetry as a vehicle to raise political awareness that inspires empathy, community engagement, and environmental protection.