Beau Sia is a Chinese-American performance poet. In her history of the New York poetry slam movement, author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz wrote:
Beau Sia took Maggie Estep’s pop culture reference-heavy work to the next level, bouncing across the stage, frenzied and electrified. His work was confrontational, hilarious and unapologetic. Sia was a firebrand who seemed determined to smash the prevailing stereotypes of Asian-America, the ones that painted Asian-Americans as being meek, passive and voiceless.