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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Roger Bonair-Agard  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: in Trinidad


Illinois Connection

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.

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