G. Yamazawa is widely considered one of the top young spoken word artists in the country. Born in Durham, NC and raised in a Buddhist household, G is a Kundiman Fellow, National Poetry Slam Finalist, two-time Southern Fried Champion, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and ranked 2nd at the Ontario International Poetry Slam. Most recently, he and his slam team from DC won the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA. He has featured at venues and universities across the nation including the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and TV One’s season 3 of Verses and Flow. G most recently won Kollaboration DC and received the Audience Choice Award at Kollaboration Star, the nation’s largest Asian American performance showcase and competition. He currently works as a teaching artist, elementary aftercare teacher, and Busboys & Poets host in Washington, DC.
Moise St. Louis
Saint Michael’s College
“Yamazawa was great and even got a standing ovation for his performance. He stayed and spoke with students for at least 45 minutes after the performance. He is a wonderful and powerful poet and performer. We definitely look forward to working with him again. He is just Phenomenal”
“The event was amazing– G was great as usual. We actually had a group of high schoolers on campus with admissions that were able to come to the performance and they really enjoyed it as well.”
University of Washington-Tacoma
“G was amazing and incredibly nice and inviting. He made all of the guest feel welcomed and created long lasting connections. Would love to have him back on campus in the future!”