A book reading with IC Alumna Sophia Terazawa

By Paula Ioanide, November 8, 2021

The Center for the Study of Culture, Race & Ethnicity in partnership with the Writing and Psychology Departments present....

A book reading and discussion with IC Alumna, Sophia Terazawa

Wed., Nov. 17, 2021, 6pm

Via Zoom


Terazawa will be reading from her new book, Winter Phoenix, a collection of poems written loosely after the form of an international war crimes tribunal. The poet, a daughter of a Vietnamese refugee, navigates the epigenetics of trauma passed down, and across, the archives of war and dislocation, and repeatedly asks, “Why did you just stand there and say nothing?” This lyric accusation and investigation takes place in the margins of martial law and draws from the source material of soldiers’ testimonies given during three internationally publicized events: the Incident on Hill 192, The Winter Soldier Investigation, and the Russell Tribunal. 


Sophia Terazawa

Sophia Terazawa Reading Nov. 17

A book reading and discussion with IC Alumna Sophia Terazawa, Nov. 17, 6pm

Author's BIO:

Sophia Terazawa is a poet and performer of Vietnamese-Japanese descent working with ghosts. A recent graduate of the University of Arizona MFA program, she is 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, and Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship. Terazawa's work appears widely in journals and magazines, such as The Offing, New Delta Review, The Iowa Review, and The Rumpus. Her favorite color is purple.

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