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  • About the Contributors

Zachary FR Anderson is a CHamoru/Pinoy writer living in Tovaangar (Los Angeles). He was born on the 'Amuwu land (Lompoc, CA) and raised on Nisenan land (Sacramento). His writing has appeared in Eclectica Magazine and AsAm News. He is currently a master's student at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Asian American Studies.

Rob Arnold is a CHamoru poet and Executive Director of Poets House. Rob's work has appeared in Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, RED INK, and The Volta, among others. His poems have received support from the Somerville Arts Council, the Jack Straw Cultural Center, and Artist Trust. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

Lisa Blas is a visual artist of CHamoru/Italian-American descent working in painting, photography and installation. Utilizing sources in art history, newspapers and the environment, she produces abstractions and typographical fields that speak to the fragility of the natural world and social relations.

Born and raised in Guåhan, Islan Marianas, Jacob L. Camacho is a CHamoru writer, educator, and activist. He received his Creative Writing MFA from Rutgers University, Camden, and is an assistant professor in creative writing at Stockton University. Whether under a lemai tree or on a fire escape, he loves storytelling immensely.

Randizia Crisostomo is an Indigenous CHamoru woman born and raised in Guåhan (Guam). She also holds relations with the unceded lands of Coast Salish peoples in Washington State as her family has lived as guests there for quite some time after moving away from home. She currently resides in O'ahu as a PhD student at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, studying Indigenous politics within the Department of Political Science.

Francisco Delgado is an Indigenous (CHamoru/Tonawanda Band of Seneca) writer who lives in Queens, NY, with his wife and their son. He is an assistant professor of English at BMCC (CUNY) and is the author of the chapbook, Adolescence, Secondhand (Honeysuckle Press, 2018).

Humlåo Evans is an Atlanta based CHamoru artist working in movement studies, poetry, installation, video, and performance. Honoring ancestral and contemporary lineages, they utilize embodied somatic practices and [End Page 107] storytelling to question the political histories and inherited violence our bodies carry to liberate and decondition memory, body, and the entanglements with identity and belonging.

Evelyn Flores is a CHamoru writer and Professor of Pacific Island Literatures and CHamoru Studies at the University of Guam. She is a coeditor of Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia (University of Hawai'i Press, 2019) and an executive editor for the developing Na'huyong: An Anthology of CHamoru Literature to be published by the University of Guam Press. The rising sea levels, the danger to water supplies, and the intensifying military activity in the region compel her to warn against the long-term environmental dangers the military buildup poses for all parts of the Marianas ecosystem. "The past has taught us," she says. "This makes us accountable."

A daughter of Guåhan (Guam), Mary Therese Perez Hattori is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori who was originally of Kalihi, Hawai'i, and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez (familian Titang) of Chalan Pago, Guam. Dr. Hattori is the Interim Director of the Pacific Islands Development Program in the East-West Center and is an affiliate faculty for the University of Hawai'i and Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Dominique Natasha Hinestrosa is a CHamoru/Colombian poet and writer from Los Angeles, CA. She splits her time between the Allegheny Front in Central Pennsylvania and New York City, where she attends Columbia University focusing on creative writing and ethnic studies. Before returning to university, she worked as a flight attendant.

Chris Perez Howard is the author of Mariquita, the most widely read book about the CHamoru experience during World War II, and Mariquita-revisited, published by the University of Guam Press. An indigenous rights advocate and CHamoru activist, he is a former chairperson of Guam's Organization of People for Indigenous Rights (OPI-R) and has presented testimony at the United Nations and the U.S. Congress.

PC Muñoz is a multiracial CHamoru musician and writer based in San Francisco. He is a current Quinteto Latino Composer-in-Residence...