Meta Sarmiento is a Guam-born Filipino living in Denver, CO.
With over a decade of experience, Meta has performed in
a variety of venues: from intimate basement shows, to sold-out theaters.
Meta has touched stages in the United States, Indonesia, and France.
He's facilitated workshops for more than 20,000 students,
from middle school to university. His body of work often reflects on themes
of identity, masculinity, voice, and family.


He is a Teaching Artist for 2020 Aspen Words Poetry in Schools Project; 
Recipient of 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award from
Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission; 

a Finalist for 2019 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest;
a Winner of 2019 Yes To Purpose Hip-hop Challenge; 

and a Top 12 Finisher at World Underground MC Tournament 2018.


Author of the poetry book Tie Your Shoes Kid 

and of two hip-hop albums: Nobody Knew and APT 207


Meta and his work have been featured by TEDxMileHigh, Voyage Denver

Denver Westword, NBC NEWS, Asian Avenue MagazineColorado Public Radio, Aspen Words, Guam Daily PostButton Poetry, Rap Direct, and Word is Bond.

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