B.T. Bonner is Brett Tyler Bonner, a 33-year-old office assistant and student attending Loyola University of Chicago. He has been writing poetry for about 11 years and is currently working on a project that he plans to self-publish this summer.
Brett states that "I've enjoyed writing poems that help me understand my life and the lives of those around me. Poems that help me make sense of this world. This very necessary form of expression allows my soul to be heard through my words. At the same time, speaking my words Aloud has given me the confidence to speak out against the woes of our society and to try to bring about changes through Black Awareness and most importantly, Black Unity. Poetry can ease burdens, mend broken hearts or drop the truth dead in your face. It can be playful or represent torment within ones soul. It can make you laugh or cry. It can mean everything to someone and nothing at all to someone else, all at the same time. The true *Power of Poetry* does not lie in the pen, it lives in the heart."
Mr. Bonner is also a member of the TimBookTu collaborative group called Nubian Reign. Check out his work as part of this group written under the pen name of RadiKalson.
You can contact Mr. Bonner via e-mail at BonnerbrettT@sau.edu or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.