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A Performance by Poet Roger Bonair-Agard

Dubbed by poet-scholar Thomas Lux as "a poet of blue lightning and white hot passions," Roger Bonair-Agard is a veteran of the spoken-word scene and a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion.

He is the author of Tarnish and Masquerade (Rattapallax, 2007) and co-author of Burning Down the House (Soft Skull Press, 2000). His most recent book of poems is GULLY (Cypher Books, 2010). He is a Cave Canem fellow and co-founder of the louderARTS Project where he launched and co-curates the louderARTS reading series at Bar 13 in New York City. He has appeared on HBO’s “Poetry Def Jam,” “The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour,” and “60 Minutes.” A native of Trinidad, he lives in Brooklyn.