Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Below is the link of an article that Stanley and Janet Banks got interviewed in by KCUR during the Fringe Festival.


Stanley Banks Deep In Poetic Thought

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stanley and Janet Banks on KC Live. See link of video below. We had a blast talking about our books and our writing process as poets who are married. We have a very strong relationship to begin with, but the bond of sharing our love of poetry makes our relationship even stronger.


See the 4 videos below of Stanley Banks on Nichols At Night talking about his writing, his grandmother and what the catalyst was that helped him decide what his career would be. Check them out! he brings the FUNK with talking about growing up and Vine Street, Jazz, and all that BLUE STUFF.




Langston Hughes

Saturday, June 25, 2016

                                                Janet M. Banks                                           

Stanley E. Banks

Stanley and Janet Banks Reading their poetry at the Black Archives of Mid-America on Tuesday Night, June 21, 2016.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Here we are after our Poetry Reading at the Black Archives of Mid-America. Stanley Banks and I (Janet Banks Hanging out with Friends, Emiel Cleaver, Glenn North, and Serenity. We had a blast!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Musing with Fire

4th Book by Stanley E. Banks

National Endowment For The Arts
Award-Winning Poems

3rd Book by Stanley E. Banks

1st Book by Emerging Poet Janet M. Banks
Stanley E. Banks has an upcoming book titled BLUE ISSUES which will be his 5th book of poetry. It will be a continuation of his poetry muscle!

         Stanley E.Banks

Janet M. Banks has a 2nd book of poetry coming soon titled ON THE EDGE OF URBAN. Just as she did in her first book titled STEWED SOUL, her urban thought remains powerful and provacative! 


Hey everyone, look for Stanley and Janet Banks in the Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers. This ground-breaking anthology coming out this Fall of 2012 will be a must have book on your bookshelves!

There will also be a big reading at the Writers Place for the I-70 Literary Magazine, and Janet Banks will be one of the featured readers  on September 28th at 7:00 P.M.

Stanley and Janet Banks will be Reading Poetry from their new books. The tile if Stanley Banks' book is BLUE ISSUES and the tile of Janet Banks' Book is titled ON THE EDGE OF URBAN.
             At the Bruce Watkins Cultural Heritage Center.

                        Stanley and Janet Banks new books are coming soon!

                                                    Stanley E. Banks' New  Poetry Book Titled
                                                                   BLUE ISSUES

                                                Janet M. Banks' New Poetry Book Titled
                                                        ON THE EDGE OF URBAN

Stanley and Janet Banks appeared on the Television shows Kansas City Live on February 22, 2013, and Better KC on March 1, 2013.
Stanley and Janet banks will also be guests on the Radio Program Urban Connections Public Affairs on KKFI 90.1 FM, Hosted by Donna Wolfe on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.
 On March 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Central Downtown Library, Stanley and Janet Banks will be
reading poetry from their new books.
Stanley and Janet Banks had their Poetry Reading at the
Writers Place last night. It was a great turn out for a
Friday night!
 Stanley Banks wrote a review that was published in JAM ( Jazz Ambassador Magazine) for Kevin
Rabas' new book titled Sonny Kenners Red Guitar.