Thursday, November 14, 2013

Review of "Because I cannot remember my first kiss" by Roger Bonair-Agard

"Because I cannot remember my first kiss" by Roger Bonair-Agard, a teacher at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on November 14, 2013.  A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23752?utm_source=PAD%3A+Because+I+cannot+remember+my+first+kiss+by+Roger+Bonair-Agard&utm_campaign=poemaday_111413&utm_medium=email

In prose-like free verse, the poet recalls when he was eight years old, watching a Tom Jones (pictured) concert on television.  The concert is used as an elaborate metaphor for the poet's sexual awakening.

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