Author

Huascar Medina

Huascar Medina

Huascar 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" and "Un Mango Grows in Kansas." He is the winner of ARTSConnect’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art.

OPINION

As Kansas begins to heal from the pandemic, poetry can help

By: - May 1, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Huascar Medina is the poet laureate of Kansas. The original Poem in Your Pocket Day happened 19 years ago, in New York City, during the month of April […]

OPINION

These four Kansas writers are inspiring and influencing America

By: - December 31, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Huascar Medina is the poet laureate of Kansas. Kansas writers are among the most relevant and influential in America this year and we need to acknowledge it. […]

OPINION

Why I wrote 500 toe tags during a pandemic in Kansas

By: - August 6, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Huascar Medina is the current Poet Laureate of Kansas. I recently completed the task of filling out more than 500 toe tags for an art installation. […]