"Transforming minds through rhymes...for transformative times."
Poets United is a community-based arts organization in Illinois, founded by Jennifer Brown Banks.Its core membership comprises a veteran freelance writer (Jennifer Brown Banks),
retired police officer (Gail Merriwether),
military veteran (A.D. Moore),
arts activist (Daryl Avery),
former librarian/Dept. Head- Harold Washington Branch (Deborah Taylor),
and dietician (Michael Bowie).
Poets United's mission is to increase exposure to and appreciation of the arts through:
Since its inception, Poets United has performed throughout Illinois (at colleges, coffeehouses and bookstores) to positive reviews and has maintained a steady fan base in the process.
The organization has also provided a platform for other emerging and established creative artists via book signings, workshops, open mic and various literary events.
Poets United has published several anthologies of their collective works.