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RIVERFRONT READING SERIES

  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)
  STANLEY  E.  BANKS  has  been  Poet,  English    Professor,  and  Artist-in-  Residence    at  Avila   University   for  20  years.  Banks  had  his   5th   book  of  poetry,   BLUE    ISSUES  ,  published  in  2013.  His  other  4  books  are  BLUE  BEAT    SYNCOPATION    (2003),  RHYTHM  AND  GUTS  (1992),  COMING  FROM  A    FUNKY  TIME  AND  PLACE      (1988),  and  ON  10th  ALLEY  WAY  (1981).  He   also  was  the  Editor  for  2  other  books  of  poetry.  Further,  he  has  been  the  Advisor    and  Creative  Director  for  Avila  University’s  student  literary  magazine  titled     SOUND  AND  FURY     for  20  years.      He  won  the  LANGSTON  HUGHES  PRIZE    FOR  POETRY    in  1981,  and  in  1989  he  was  awarded  the  NATIONAL   ENDOWMENT  FOR  THE  ARTS  FELLOWSHIP/GRANT.

STANLEY  E.  BANKS  has  been  Poet,  English  Professor,  and  Artist-in-Residence  at  Avila  University  for  20  years.  Banks  had  his  5th  book  of  poetry, BLUE  ISSUES,  published  in  2013.  His  other  4  books  are  BLUE  BEAT  SYNCOPATION  (2003),  RHYTHM  AND  GUTS  (1992),  COMING  FROM  A  FUNKY  TIME  AND  PLACE  (1988),  and  ON  10th  ALLEY  WAY  (1981).  He also  was  the  Editor  for  2  other  books  of  poetry.  Further,  he  has  been  the  Advisor  and  Creative  Director  for  Avila  University’s  student  literary  magazine  titled  SOUND  AND  FURY  for  20  years.  He  won  the  LANGSTON  HUGHES  PRIZE  FOR  POETRY  in  1981,  and  in  1989  he  was  awarded  the  NATIONAL ENDOWMENT  FOR  THE  ARTS  FELLOWSHIP/GRANT.

  BJ Soloy is on the English faculty at Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River campus. He has a chapbook, Selected Letters, out with New Michigan Press and poems in places like FIELD, Colorado Review, Barrow Street, LIT, Columbia Poetry Review, New American Writing, and Guernica. He lives in Kansas City with Julie “The Hammer” Rouse, Solomon Longfellow, and Julie’s unstable familiar, Alette.   

BJ Soloy is on the English faculty at Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River campus. He has a chapbook, Selected Letters, out with New Michigan Press and poems in places like FIELD, Colorado Review, Barrow Street, LIT, Columbia Poetry Review, New American Writing, and Guernica. He lives in Kansas City with Julie “The Hammer” Rouse, Solomon Longfellow, and Julie’s unstable familiar, Alette.
 

Earlier Event: July 30
The Writers Place Open Mic Night
Later Event: August 17
TWP READING SERIES