Urban Blue Poetry

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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 E. Banks and Janet M. Banks
Thursday, March 28, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

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.

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