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Stanley Banks

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20090220, 20070727

Stanley E. Banks' poetry explores the segregated Kansas City of his youth and some of the difficulties of growing up in his black neighborhood. In this program, he discusses how he overcame racial prejudice to find success in the unlikely arena of poetry. A literary child of the earlier Missouri poet, Langston Hughes, Banks reads from Blue Beat Syncopation, the collection that captures the first 25 years of his career.

| Subject Matter: Segregation, Kansas City, Family, Langston Hughes | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Poetry |

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