Bao Phi

Jeremy Swanson

Phi smoothly combines familiar rhyme with subtle, insightful metaphors. -Jeremy Swanson, CD Review of “Flares”, City Pages

Rohan Preston

Bao Phi delivers work that has the urgency of fire. -Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, Free Time Section

Flares (abridged version)

Written and performed by Bao Phi, recorded by Toby Folwick Currently only available for digital download. Flares (abridged version) by Bao Phi TRACKLISTING Where Is Our Blues? Two Tongues (ft. Truth Maze) – dedicated to I Was Born With Two Tongues Sunflowers Surviving the Translation Light (ft. David Kaminsky) The Baker Birthday (ft. Jen Weir) First Kiss Calling What’s an Asian Man I Travel (ft. Jen Weir, Ed Bok Lee, Su-Yoon Ko, Nicole Erickson,

Eliza Hoyt

At 24 years old he is nationally recognized for his turbulent, thought provoking poetry on stage. – Eliza Hoyt, Asian American Press

Home and Waiting for a Cyclo in the Hood

Published in: From Both Sides Now: The Vietnam War and Its Aftermath in Poetry Edited by Phillip Mahony Scribner, 1998

Kristin Tillotson

Poets aren’t generally known for their infectious charm… but Bao Phi isn’t just any poet…Phi’s tone can shift easily from serious to humorous, although many of his funny lines are delivered with bite. – Kristin Tillotson, Star Tribune, Variety Cover Story


Published in: Roots East, Roots West Journal of the Asian American Renaissance Volume 2, 1997


Published in: Sticky Rice Journal of the Asian American Renaissance Volume 1, 1995