Artist Profile - Troy Osaki
Troy Osaki is a Filipino Japanese poet, community organizer, and attorney from Seattle, WA. He’s a Kundiman fellow and a three-time Seattle poetry grand slam champion. His work has appeared in the Bellingham Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Moss: A Journal of the Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere. He writes in hopes to build a safe and just place to live in by uniting the people and re-imagining the world through poetry.
Troy received 2019 GAP Award funding to receive support in completing his chapbook-length manuscript, “A BOY IN A BARANGAY.” Inspired by his first visit to the Philippines, this collection captures his experience of meeting with youth and student organizers, observing political rallies, and witnessing his homeland’s ongoing revolution.
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