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. He is published 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 is Un Mango Grows in Kansas. In this RF mini Huascar reads the poetry of five notable African-American poets: Jericho Brown, Lucille Clifton, Traci K. Smith, Claudia Rankine, and Danez Smith.
The reading will be made available on June 17th, 2020. To view the reading go to the Riverfront Minis YouTube playlist at: