Beau Sia

Beau Sia is the son of Chinese immigrants from the Philippines. Raised in Oklahoma CIty, he received his BFA in dramatic writing from New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts.

While living in New York City, Sia became a member of the 1996 Nuyorican Poets Cafe National Poetry Slam team, which is featured in the award- winning documentary SlamNation (1998). Sia went on to be a part of two National Poetry Slam championship teams, before being featured on all six seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. In 2002, he became an original cast member of the Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. Sia would later tour both nationally and internationally with the show.

As an author, Sia has published three books of poetry: Well Played (Not a Cult Media, 2020); The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time (Write Bloody Publishing, 2012); and A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge (Mouth Almighty Books, 1998). Sia has published and performed poetry via various platforms, including YouthSpeaks, GetLit, Urban Word, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Sia currently lives in Los Angeles.