The grandson of Filipino immigrants and the great-grandson of Japanese immigrants, Troy Osaki is a poet, organizer, and attorney. Osaki is a three-time grand slam poetry champion, and has earned fellowships from Hugo House, Jack Straw Cultural Center, and Kundiman. His poetry has appeared in Muzzle MagazinePoetry Northwest, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law where he interned at Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration for youth in King County.