Hi there, my name is Masaki Takahashi. I am a spoken word artist from Lansing, Michigan and the founder/host of The Poetry Room Open Mic. I love hip hop and poetry. I love raw gritty expression and stories of the human experience.

I describe my style as sometimes comedic and sometimes serious. We all need a good laugh and cry sometimes. At the end funny helps us break the ice and our defenses to get to the good stuff.

Poetry is a passion of mine but I still work full-time. I hold a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University in Media Arts & Technology and another Bachelor of Science from Davenport University in Computer Science. Some of my proudest moments in poetry is seeing the results of my workshops. Especially those at Everett High School. Growing up, I never saw an Asian man in the arts. I’m here to be everything I always felt I was missing out on.

Opening Act

Neil Hilborn, Endless Bummer Tour
November 5, 2019 The Crofoot, Pike Room
94 attendance. 25 Minute set

Neil Hilborn, Endless Bummer Tour
May 11, 2019 The Loft
291 attendance. 15 Minute set

Select Events

6.6.19 – Dam Jam
4.18.19 – Grand Ledge Area District Library
10.13.18 – Porch Fest
7.28.18 – Williamston Art Fair
05.20.18 – East Lansing
9.23.17 – Porch Fest
9.16.17 – Windwalker Under Ground Gallery

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