Urban Blue Poetry
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
Think of it as a husband-and-wife tag-team poetry slam.
Kansas City poets Stanley E. Banks and Janet M. Banks read from their new books (respectively) Blue Issues and On the Edge of Urban in a demonstration of how poetry can capture the power of inner-city voices.
Stanley’s poetry offers city grit with a blues and jazz undertone. Janet’s poetry has city grit as well, but with an urban woman’s perspective. This African-American couple is known for firing up audiences wherever they give a reading.