Charles “SeaBe” Banks has been writing full time since 2008. His published poetry book, “My First Poetry Book” is available through Amazon. His genre specialty is burlesque and ekphrastic poetry. Presently, his work can be found in “A Flash of Dark, Poetry & Flash Fiction- An Afro -Futurism Anthology” edited by Scott Williams. Banks’ work can also be found on Facebook and other social media sites. He has presented his poetry at internet open mics such as Blog Talk radio and other radio talk shows for over a decade. “SeaBe” has read at various Rochester, New York venues including Before your Quiet Eyes Bookstore, “Just Poets” monthly open mic, Greenhouse CoFFee connection, Flying Squirrel Community Center, and presented at the 2017 season opening of the monthly poetry series hosted by Rochester Poets. He has also read at “Words on the Verge” in Brockport, New York and was a featured reader at aaduna’s May 2018 4th annual fundraiser, “In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance.” In addition to painting “words” in vivid hues and textures, Banks is an accomplished visual artist.