ALEX LUU is an Asian-American writer, performer, and speaking artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He’s a poetry slam champion, having won Texas Grand Slam (2017). He has served as the co-captain of a Brave New Voices youth slam team (2016), representing Los Angeles, which placed 7th in the world. Alex is the champion of Kollaboration Los Angeles (2017), as well as a finalist for its national counterpart, Kollaboration Star (2017), the largest talent competition for Asian Americans. He’s opened up for well-known artists such as The Black Eyed Peas and George Watsky, and has performed at colleges and venues all across the U.S., from the California State Capitol to the Kennedy Center in DC.
His work explores his Chinese and Vietnamese heritage, his queer sexuality, his journey of self-love and celebration, and has been featured in Buzzfeed, KCET, and the Huffington Post. He aims to be an inspiration for fellow Asian Americans and to use his platform to bring light to important social issues.
Most recently, Alex has earned a spot on the highly reputable, Da Poetry Lounge 2018 slam team, which will be representing the Los Angeles area in Chicago for the National Poetry Slam, later this fall.