Tarnish and Masquerade
Author: Roger Bonair-Agard
Publisher: Rattapallax Press (2007)
A veteran of the spoken-word scene, two-time National Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard releases his first full length poetry collection with an accompanying CD full of spellbinding performances. These poems chart an exile's coming-of-age mirroring the increasingly relevant immigrant's experience. Whether set in Trinidad, Washington Heights, Texas, Brooklyn or other locales, Bonair-Agard's poems contain words of clarity, compassion, and unsentimentality, written (and spoken) with equal parts joy and fury.