Kansas Poet Laureate to Present at Benedictine College

Kansas Poet Laureate to Present Reading at Benedictine College

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Huascar MedinaBenedictine College will host “May Our Voices Ring True,” an event with Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas, on Tuesday, November 19, at 4:00 p.m. in the McAllister Boardroom on the fourth floor of the Ferrell Academic Center on the school’s campus in Atchison, Kansas. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas and is sponsored by the Department of World and Classical Languages and Cultures, the Department of English, Alpha Mu Gamma, Spanish Club, and English Club. The event is free and open to the public.

Medina is a poet, writer and performer who lives in Topeka. 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’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art. His forthcoming book Un Mango Grows in Kansas will be released in 2019.

He will present “May Our Voices Ring True.” Through poetry, he will help audiences share their experiences and discover what truly connects everyone. Those in attendance can bring their own poetry to share as well.

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

As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Medina promotes the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations and discussions about poetry in communities across the state.

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 humanitieskansas.org.

About Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named in the Top 10 in the Midwest of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.