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LISTEN: Poet Janet Banks On The Addictive Qualities Of Coltrane And Badu

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Janet Banks has published two books of poetry, Stewed Soul and On the Edge of Urban, and is working on a third. She’s been a featured poet at New York City's Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, as well as at venues around Kansas City.

For our series WORD, she read two poems. Here's “My Neo Soul Addiction”:

Her second poem, “Blackground,” along with all of our WORD readings and bonus tracks, are archived on SoundCloud.

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