Prolific spoken word poet known for the release of poetry books like A Light Bulb Symphony and recognized as the co-director of the literacy organization Project VOICE.
He first fell in love with spoken word poetry at the age of seventeen.
He has twice received the National College Poetry Slam award for Pushing the Art Forward.
His mother is Japanese and his father is Jewish-American.
He performed poetry for the Dalai Lama for the Tibetan leader's 80th birthday.