Ken Yoshikawa is a half-Japanese third culture American poet-actor from Portland, Oregon.
In 2019 he released his first spoken word album Quiver (Lightship Press), and performed his autobiographical poetic solo play The Art of Fly Swatting at the Pan Asian Repertory off-broadway in NYC. His poems have appeared in Nailed Magazine, Letters from the Void, Hapa Mag, and Discover Nikkei.
His first full length poetry book Monster Colored Glasses is out now through Lightship Press.
Notable credits include Jason in Protocol (Portland Center Stage); Franklin in Today is my Birthday (Artists Rep); Ben in The Journal of Ben Uchida (Oregon Children’s Theatre); Martin in 1984 (Artists Rep); Arjun in Chitra, the Girl Prince (NW Children’s Theatre); Soldier in Mojada, A Medea in Los Angeles (Portland Center Stage/Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Minister of Coin in Tenali the Royal Trickster (NW Children’s Theatre); Malvolio/Antonio in Twelfth Night (Oregon Adventure Theatre); Doctor/Clerk in You For Me For You (Portland Playhouse); The Artist in The Courtesan (MediaRites); Edgar in King Lear (Oregon Adventure Theatre); Mr. Oji in After the War Blues (Theatre Diaspora).
He would like to express gratitude for his family, his friends, and his teachers for their kindness and wisdom.