Deep Vellum Presents: First- & Second-Generation Immigrant Writers

Saturday, March 26, 2022
12:10 pm to 1:10 pm


In 2020, Deep Vellum, a press with its origins in publishing works in translation, made the decision to publish stateside authors. By happenstance, many of the debut authors were children of immigrants. Panelists discuss their work and what it means to be American authors publishing alongside works in translation.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: 2022_AWP_Event_Outline_-_Deep_Vellum.pdf



Sebastián Hasani Páramo's work has appeared in New England Review, TriQuarterly, Crazyhorse, and Kenyon Review Online. He is the founding editor of The Boiler and poetry editor for Deep Vellum. His is a visiting assistant professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Fowzia Karimi is a writer and an illustrator. Her work explores the correspondence on the page between the written and the visual arts. Her illuminated debut novel Above Us the Milky Way was released in 2020.

Sophia Terazawa is the author of Winter Phoenix and two chapbooks, I Am Not a War and Correspondent Medley, winner of the 2018 Toma┼ż Šalamun Prize.

Taisia Kitaiskaia is the author of The Nightgown and Other Poems; Literary Witches and its companion oracle deck, both in collaboration with artist Katy Horan; and Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles and its follow-up, Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times: From Ask Baba Yaga.

Mike Soto is a first generation Mexican American poet and translator. He is the author of A Grave Is Given Supper, a narco acid western told in a series of interlinked poems, following the converging paths of two lovers as they navigate the drug war taking place along the borderlands.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center