Poetry reading & open mic at South Branch Library
Saturday, September 15th, 2:00 PM
3104 Strong Avenue, Kansas City KS 66106
The next South Branch reading will feature two poets, Boyd Bauman, and Huascar Medina, the new poet laureate of Kansas. It promises to be a fun, delightful reading. Both poets have new books to share. Audience members are invited to read in the open mic that follows. Refreshments will be served.
Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas (2019-2021), is the Lit Editor for seveneightfive magazine and a playwright. He's a member of Topeka's Speak Easy Poetry Group and the Red Tail Collective in Lawrence. Recent works published can be found in the Latino Book Review (2019), Flint Hills Review (Summer 2019), Finding Zen in Cowtown (Spartan Press 2018), and Kansas Time & Place: An Anthology of Heartland Poetry (Little Balkan Press 2017). His first collection of poems is How to Hang the Moon (Spartan Press 2017). His second book of poetry, Un Mango Grows in Kansas, is forthcoming in 2019.
Boyd Bauman grew up on a small ranch south of Bern, Kansas. His dad was a storyteller and his mom the family scribe. His debut poetry book, Cleave, came out in April 2018 from Spartan Press. After stints in New York, Colorado, Alaska, Japan, and Vietnam, Boyd now lives near Kansas City with his lovely wife Lisa and little poets, Haven and Milly. Visit him at boydbauman.weebly.com. His new work is Scheherazade Plays the Chestnut Tree Cafe, also with Spartan Press.
This reading is sponsored by:
- Kansas City Kansas Public Library
- The Writers Place
- Riverfront Readings