"at points screaming while at other times holding a large knife to her throat"
Tucson Weekly

Author photo by Callisto Moses

Sophia Terazawa is a poet and performer of Vietnamese-Japanese descent working with ghosts. 

Forthcoming collections: Winter Phoenix (October 2021) and Anon (Fall/Winter 2022), both under contract with Deep Vellum. She's also the author of two chapbooks, I AM NOT A WAR (Essay Press), a winner of the 2015 Essay Press Digital Chapbook Contest, and Correspondent Medley (Factory Hollow Press), winner of the 2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prize.

Additional honors include the Bill Waller Award for Creative Nonfiction, LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Award, Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship, along with nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Terazawa's work appears widely in journals and magazines, such as, The Offing, New Delta Review, The Iowa Review, and The Rumpus. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona's MFA program, where she also served as Poetry Editor of Sonora Review. Her favorite color is purple.

PUBLICITY & PROGRAMMING: walker [at] deepvellum [dot] org
BOOK SALES: sara [at] deepvellum [dot] org
INQUIRIES FOR PANDA: sterazawa [at] gmail [dot] com 

Live performance in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019. Photo by Asha Past.

Films available online. youtube.com/Zovya


2020. Berkeley Poetry Review with Matthew Kim
2019. The Offing with Mary Pappalardo
2019. diaCRITICS with Vi Khi Nao
2019. LUD Literatura with Andrej Hočevar (trans. to Slovene)