Bonafide Rojas (born 8 October 1977) is an Puerto Rican poet and musician. He is the author of “Pelo Bueno: a day in the life of a Nuyorican Poet” (Dark Souls Press, 2006); has made five chapbooks: “A Day in the Life, The Brief History Of Bonafide Rojas, Tragically Beautiful, Holler!, When The City Sleeps (pt. I). He was the 2002 Slam This! Champion and has been on two National Poetry Slam teams, New York City/Union Square 2002, Chicago/Wicker Park 2003. His first performance was at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 1996 at “All That”. He became a fixture on the Brooklyn Poetry Scene of the mid 90’s, Nuyorican in the late 90’s, then moved to Chicago in 2001 teaming up with Kevin Coval and establishing himself as a performer with substance as well as aesthetic.
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Bonafide does his 1 am piece in bar 13
On Def Poetry
THE CREED OF A GRAFFITI WRITER @ CAMARADAS:EATS, BEATS & WORDS 4.21.09