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Roger Bonair-Agard

Born: in Trinidad
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bonair-Agard lives in Chicago.

Biography: Roger Bonair-Agard is a Cave Canem fellow and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion. He has appeared on HBOs 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Roger Bonair-Agard on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Burning down the house :
ISBN: 1887128484 OCLC: 44785791

Soft Skull ; New York : 2000.

Bury my clothes /
ISBN: 1608462692 OCLC: 841910105

"Bury My Clothes is a meditation on violence, race, and the place in art at which they intersect. Art-specifically in oppressed communities-is about survival, Roger Bonair-Agard asserts, and establishing personhood in a world that says you have none. Through poetry, we transform both the world of art and the world itself"--

ISBN: 9780981913155 OCLC: 717199303

Cypher Books, New York, N.Y. : ©2010.

Tarnish and masquerade /
ISBN: 1892494698 OCLC: 80933946

Cypher Books, New York : 2006.