Roger Bonair-Agard is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, a Cave Canem fellow and co-author of Burning Down the House. He is a two-time National Slam Champion and is co-founder of The louderARTS Project. Roger's work has been widely anthologized and commissioned and he has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour. Roger's new collection of poems 'tarnish and masquerade' is forthcoming from Cypher Books in the Spring of 2006. He teaches and performs throughout the world and keeps his belongings in
Bonair-Agard is a poet who fixes his experience with memory and uses memory image as analyzer of his experience. A poet of live language mastering its literary "statement." Someone whose poetry can be entered and felt and understood. An impressive work.
ē Amiri Baraka
roger at louderarts dot com