Huascar Medina

Poet Laureate of Kansas, Humanities Kansas

Huascar Medina is the 2019-2021 Poet Laureate of Kansas and the first Latino poet laureaute. He is a poet, writer, and performer who lives in Topeka. He 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 new collection of poems Un Mango Grows in Kansas is available at

Huascar is speaking at

October 30, 2020
11:20 am - 11:50 am



Huascar uses his poetry to engage with people in a variety of roles and reaching out to community members. His poetry is based on a variety of subjects: separation, diversity, culture and inclusion are all elements of Medina’s poetry. As a Latino Kansan, he will read about his experience and how he was shaped by his environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Raise awareness of health equity and the issues we are currently experiencing as a society
  • Develop an understanding of cultural diversity

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