Writers’ Corner to feature poet laureate of Kansas Huascar Medina

January 22, 2020

Writers’ Corner to feature poet laureate of Kansas Huascar MedinaCowley College Writers’ Corner will host the poet laureate of Kansas, Huascar Medina. His presentation, titled “May Our Voices Ring True,” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 30 at the Burford Theatre in Arkansas City, KS.

Medina is a poet, writer and performer who lives in Topeka. His poems can be found in his collection “How to Hang the Moon” published by Spartan Press. He is the winner of ARTSConnect’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art and is the first Latino poet laureate of Kansas.

A reception will follow the event.

Marlys Cervantes, Cowley College Humanities and Communications Chair, had been looking into ways for her students to hear Huascar Medina since he was named poet laureate of Kansas.

“He composes and publishes in both English and Spanish, so a lot of our students can identify with his background,” Cervantes said. “I am thrilled for the students and the community to see him because he speaks with such a passion for social justice and a love for Kansas and this area of the country. We are so delighted to have him come to Ark City.”