Roger Bonair-Agard

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General Information

Name: Roger Bonair-Agard

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: in Trinidad


Poetry Foundation:



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Bonair-Agard lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Roger Bonair-Agard is a Cave Canem fellow and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion. He has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and PBS NewsHour. He is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of the LouderARTS Project. The writer-in-residence with Vision Into Art and poet-in-residence with Young Chicago Authors, Bonair-Agard also teaches poetry at the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Facility in Chicago. His book, Bury My Clothes, was a long-list finalist for a National Book Award.

Published Works

Bury My Clothes, Haymarket Books , 2013

Gully, Cypher Books , 2011

Tarnish and Masquerade, Rattapallax Press , 2007

Burning Down the House: Selected Poems from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's National Poetry Slam Champions, CreateSpace, 2003 - written with Stephen Colman, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Alix Olson and Lynne Procope

Titles at Your Library

Bury My Clothes

ISBN: 1608462692
Release Date: 2013-05-07

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ISBN: 0981913156
Release Date: 2011-09-01

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Tarnish and Masquerade

ISBN: 1892494698
Release Date: 2007-01-01

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Burning Down the House : Selected Poems from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's National Poetry Slam Champions

ISBN: 1887128484
Release Date: 2003-08-04

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Roger Bonair-Agard on WorldCat


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