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James McBride

Posted 11.22.13

“Poetry changes society every day because it gives readers and listeners a completely different set of lenses through which to view their world.” Roger Bonair-Agard’s collection of poems, Bury My Clothes, published in 2013 by Haymarket Books, earned him a spot on the longlist for the 2013 National Book Award for poetry. In this video, he discusses his beginnings as a writer, rap as a poetic form, and what poetry can do for youth.

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