Bury My Clothes

Bury My Clothes

Roger Bonair-Agard / Dec 12, 2019

Bury My Clothes Bury My Clothes a finalist for the National Book Award for poetry is a meditation on violence race and the place in art at which they intersect Art specifically in oppressed communities is ab

  • Title: Bury My Clothes
  • Author: Roger Bonair-Agard
  • ISBN: 9781608462698
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bury My Clothes, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for poetry, is a meditation on violence, race, and the place in art at which they intersect Art specifically in oppressed communities is about survival, Roger Bonair Agard asserts, and establishing personhood in a world that says you have none Through poetry, we transform both the world of art and the world itsBury My Clothes, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for poetry, is a meditation on violence, race, and the place in art at which they intersect Art specifically in oppressed communities is about survival, Roger Bonair Agard asserts, and establishing personhood in a world that says you have none Through poetry, we transform both the world of art and the world itself.Roger Bonair Agard is a Cave Canem fellow, two time National Poetry Slam Champion, and author of Tarnish and Masquerade and Gully He has appeared three times on HBO s Def Poetry Jam and is Co founder and Artistic Director of the LouderARTS Project in New York.

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    1. I picked this up because it was longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry in September 2013. This book of poems is an amazing reflection on identity - what it means to descend from slaves, to be born on an island and to relocate to Brooklyn, to be labeled and identify with being black before any other part of yourself. Many of the poems are filled with music, family history, etc. Bonair-Agard captures these ideas in little reflections and epic stories, with such power that made me long fo [...]


    2. I got to copyedit this book for Haymarket! Not that there was heavy work to be done on it. The work is incredibly powerful, beautiful, honest. Tonight I heard Roger read, & the poems are even more amazing aurally.


    3. "It is possible, still, Pope Benedict, George Zimmerman, Bush American Dynasty, to save yourselves simply by learning to act right in company,by readingBaldwin and hooks, Ralph Ellison and Audre Lorde by listening to Donny Hathaway and boys beating bucketsin the subway,They/we have things to say. We are worth your time. We love you-lean in-this could save your life."Possibly the best collection of poetry I have ever read.



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