Kai Sugioka-Stone is a Japanese-American poet, mindfulness-based meditator, musician, actor, photographer, and upcoming filmmaker. His writing focuses on liminal identity, and growing up in the era of California Wildfires, the Trump presidency, and COVID. He featured at San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck’s event Sudden Return of The Fire Thieves. His work was featured in the San Francisco Public Library’s Poem of The Day project. He was published in The Berkeley Times’ Poetry Edition Vol. 10, No. 16, as well as Quiet Lightning’s zine, sPARKLE & bLINK #104. He read at Tea Root’s Recovery A.C.T and gave an online writing workshop reflecting on Japanese-American Identity with Nikkei Rising. He is part of Lauren Ito’s upcoming exhibit, Political Inheritance.