The ONEfest Solo Arts Festival presents…

MASQUERADE: poems of calypso and home

a one-man poetry concert written and performed by Roger Bonair-Agard

Through poetry and song, with humor and in all seriousness, MASQUERADE explores the ways in which distance, remembrance, and seventeen years away from home shape a man. MASQUERADE critiques and celebrates the Trinidadian ethos by examining the influence its seminal music -- calypso -- exerts on a poet and the larger world.

Among other things, Roger Bonair-Agard is a native of Trinidad, a national slam champion, co-author of "Burning Down the House" (Soft Skull Press, 1999,) author of "Tarnish & Masquerade" (forthcoming on Cypher Press, September 2006), a Cave
Canem Fellow, and former Nuyorican Poets Cafe Fresh Poet of the Year. For more information, visit .

CenterStage, New York City

48 West 21st Street, 4th floor

* June 8 at 8 p.m.

* June 11 at 7 p.m.

* June 16 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12

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