Huascar Medina

“I want to share what it means to me to be a Kansan. I hope, in return, Kansans do the same with me.” Poetry Pavilion at Aaron Douglas Art Fair - Saturday, SEPT 28


by: Kerrice Mapes

Poet Laureate of Kansas to Present Reading and Discussion

The Aaron Douglas Art Fair will host “May Our Voices Ring True,” an event with Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas, on September 28 at 2:25p at 12 + Lane at the Aaron Douglas Art Park. All members of the community are invited to attend the free program. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.

“May Our Voices Ring True” will take place behind the Aaron Douglas mural at the arts park.

Huascar is a poet, writer, and performer. He currently works as a freelance copywriter and as the Literary Editor for seveneightfive magazine, publishing stories that spotlight literary and artistic events in Northeast Kansas. His poems can be found in his collection “How to Hang the Moon” published by Spartan Press. He is the winner of ArtsConnect Topeka’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art. His forthcoming book “Un Mango Grows in Kansas” will be released in 2019.

Huascar will present “May Our Voices Ring True.” Through poetry, he will help audiences share their experiences and discover what truly connects us.

“I want to share what it means to me to be a Kansan. I hope, in return, Kansans do the same with me.”

As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Huascar promotes the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations, and discussions about poetry in communities across the state.
For more information about Huascar Medina’s visit in Topeka contact the Aaron Douglas Art Fair at 785.221.5499.

About Humanities Kansas

Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, our pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with our partners and supporters, we inspire all Kansans to draw on history, literature, ethics, and culture to enrich their lives and serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit

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