Nic Masangkay is a Seattle-based spoken word poet, music producer, and singer-songwriter. Embraced by Seattle’s LGBTQ writing community at 18-years-old, Nic has since gone to perform their poetry locally and nationally – opening for Andrea Gibson twice, and reading alongside some of Nic’s arts-activist heroes like Leah Lakshmi Piepszna-Samarasinha and Anastacia Renee.

In September 2017, Nic released their debut electronic-R&B pop EP A Hundred Suns Setting. Warmly received – with an accompanying Release Party that sold out Gay City Arts’ Calamus Auditorium – the EP features Nic’s singing, songwriting, producing, and audio engineering.

A regular performer in Seattle’s LGBTQ community, you can find Nic playing music and spitting poetry wherever they are welcome – from Seattle’s Town Hall to your local living room. In all aspects of their work, they hope to bring love and justice to themselves and the people around them.

Artist Support Program 2018: Produce an EP of original music and spoken word poetry.

Sound Clips
  • Nic Masangkay - No More Childhood
    Nic Masangkay - No More Childhood
  • Nic Masangkay - Forever (feat. Falon Sierra)
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Jack Straw Artists at Westcrest Park this weekend!

September 3, 2021

Created Commons at Westcrest Park Jack Straw Artist Performances: September 4-5, 4-8pm Westcrest Park, Seattle FREE (Donations requested for Real Rent Duwamish) As part of the City of Seattle’s Created Commons initiative, Jack Straw’s partner Lelavision has invited us to collaborate on a neighborhood celebration featuring BIPOC-centered performances, wellness offerings, and science panels utilizing their […]

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Created Commons Westcrest Park flyer

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2020 Jack Straw Writers x Bushwick Book Club

September 14, 2020

We’re delighted to announce a new, online version of our ongoing collaboration with our friends at The Bushwick Book Club Seattle! Throughout the year, a Jack Straw writer will be paired with a Bushwick musician (many of whom are also Jack Straw artists), who will write an original song inspired by the written work. Pairings […]

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Support Jack Straw Artists on Bandcamp Friday!

August 7, 2020

The music-retailing website Bandcamp is waiving their fees to artists on the first Friday of every month. Here are some of the many Jack Straw artist projects you can buy, with the artists getting the full purchase price! Fox Hunt: Blue Waves C.R. Grimmer: O-(ezekiel’s wife) Mako: Portal Nic Masangkay: Dark at Dusk: The Final […]

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