ROGER BONAIR-AGARD is a Trinidadian poet and spoken-word artist living in Chicago. His poetry collections include Tarnish and Masquerade (Rattapallax Press, 2006); Gully (Cypher Books, 2011); Bury My Clothes (Haymarket Books, 2013), a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for poetry; and Where Brooklyn At? (Willow Books, 2016).
Bonair-Agard is a Cave Canem fellow, and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion. He is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of the LouderARTS Project in New York.