edited by Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero,
and Craig Santos Perez
Some of the earliest documented accounts of Ancient Chamoru life state that the poet/storyteller was the most esteemed and respected member of society. The editors of this anthology hope to continue to pay tribute to our storytellers by collecting and publishing poems and stories written by Chamorus in the Mariana Islands and in the Diaspora. This is the first in a series of themed anthologies documenting our experience and celebrating our creativity. The editors solicited poems and stories about childhood from three generations of Chamorus. The anthology is thus organized by author's age, from eldest to youngest.
Edited by Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero, and
Craig Santos Perez, this anthology features poetry, fiction, and
nonfiction by the following Chamoru writers: Florence Blas, Peter R.
Onedera, Evelyn San Miguel Flores, Helen Perez, Rebecca Leon Guerrero,
Tanya M. Champaco Mendiola, Keith L. Camacho, Charissa Lynn Manibusan
Aguon, Jovan A. Taitague Tamayo, Melvin B. Won Pat-Borja, Julian
Aguon, Josette Marie Lujan Quinata, Destiny Tedtaotao, Joseph Borja,
Celia Chavez, Jessie Rae Camacho Tedtaotao, and Samantha Marley