on April 4th, join me & a few special guests for an evening in celebration of my third collection of poetry, RENOVATIO, published by Grand Concourse Press, which will be on sale that evening…
Book signing to follow!
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd Street
F Train to 2nd Avenue
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“It’s difficult to explain what Rojas has done in RENOVATIO. Like pulling a rabbit from a hat, it seems impossible to yank words from the stronghold of self like he has. But unlike pulling a rabbit from a hat, this is not an illusion. This is not a trick. Rojas should not feel the need to wait for any applause before he is allowed to be proud of what he’s accomplished here.”
- Jason Reynolds
author of “When I Was The Greatest”
“RENOVATIO may be Rojas’ third collection, but it does not read like anything we have seen before from him. Poems like “A Long December” exemplify Rojas’ ability to experiment with a familiar form and create a new sound as we hear echoes of Radiohead playing in the background.
We want to taste “The Last Extravagant Meal” & eavesdrop on more one-sided conversations. RENOVATIO breaks poetic laws & inspires to do the same.”
- Luivette Resto
author of “Unfinished Portrait” & “Ascension”
“RENOVATIO places Rojas firmly in the role of skilled veteran. With tradition set square on his shoulders, ready to build more foundation, Rojas picks up what our forebears have brought us & leads with a great new collection for the canon.
- Mike Ladd
librettist of “Holding it Down: A Veterans’ Dream Project”
ABOUT BONAFIDE ROJAS:
bonafide rojas is a poet, musician & the author is of two previous collections of poetry: when the city sleeps (grand concourse press, 2012) & pelo bueno (dark souls press, 2004). he has appeared in def poetry jam, spitting ink, & has been published in the anthologies & journals: bum rush the page, rolecall, learn then burn, me no habla con acento, the hostos review, the acentos review, the calabash journal, the centro journal, palabras,& letras. he has performed nationally at lincoln center, museum of the american indian, el museo del barrio, the puerto rican traveling theatre, voz alta, the bowery poetry club, m.a.c.l.a, the old world stage, the red poppy arthouse & the guild complex. he currently lives in The Bronx, NY, 10453.