James McBride

“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.

November 22, 2013 - 3:00am