Banks, Stanley E.

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BANKS, Stanley E.
(Stanley Eugene Banks)


Born in Kansas City, MO. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: University of Missouri—Kansas City, B.A., 1979, M.A., 1991.


Home—Kansas City, MO. Office—Avila University, 11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64145; fax: 816-501-2442. E-mail[email protected].


English teacher at public schools in Kansas City, MO, 1979-80; City of Kansas City, mediator in human relations department, 1981-83, civil rights investigator, 1983-86; high school teacher in Kansas City, 1986-87, coordinator of writers' project, 1987-88, assistant program evaluator, 1988-89; creative writing teacher at an arts academy school in Kansas City, 1992-97; Avila University, Kansas City, adjunct professor, 1997, began as instructor, became assistant professor of creative writing and literature and artist in residence, 1997—. Artists in Education Program for Young Audiences, member, 1983-94; Kansas City Young Men's Christian Association, supervisor of Feeling Good Program, 1986; teacher of writing classes for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, 1989-92, State of Alaska Arts Council, 1991-93, and University of Missouri—Kansas City, 1992-93; workshop presenter.


African Grove Institute for the Arts, United Minority Media Association, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Langston Hughes Prize for Poetry, BookMark Press, 1981, for On 10th Alley Way; funding from National Endowment for the Arts, 1989; leadership award, United Minority Media Association, 2002.


On 10th Alley Way (poetry), BookMark Press (Kansas City, MO), 1980.

Coming from a Funky Time and Place (poetry), Georgia A.B. Press (Kansas City, MO), 1988.

Rhythm and Guts (poetry), Georgia A.B. Press (Kansas City, MO), 1992.

Blue Beat Syncopation: Selected Poems, 1977-2002, BookMark Press (Kansas City, MO), 2003.

Work represented in anthologies, including Shooting Star Review, edited by E. Ethelbert Miller and others, Shooting Star Productions (Pittsburgh, PA), 1990; The Berkeley Poetry Review, edited by Natalia Apostolos and Jonathan Bradford Brennan, Berkeley Poetry Review Press (Berkeley, CA), 1991; Ninety Poets of the Nineties, edited by Stephen Caldwell Wright and others, Seminole Press (Sanford, FL), 1998; Memories and Memoirs, edited by Sharon Kinney Hanson, Mid-America Press (Warrensburg, MO), 2000; and Veterans' Voices, edited by Margaret Clark, Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project (Mission, KS), 2002.



Black Issues Book Review, March-April, 2004, Indigo Moor, review of Blue Beat Syncopation: Selected Poems, 1977-2002, p. 24.