Huascar Medina (he/him) has lived artfully in Kansas for over 20 years. He currently serves as the 7th Poet Laureate of Kansas and as a 2022 Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellow. Medina is the Lit Editor for seveneightfive magazine, creator/host of Kansas is Lit on 785live.com, a staff editor at South Broadway Press, a Sunday columnist at the Kansas Reflector, and a founding member of the Kansas Arts Writing Cohort.
Medina cares deeply about the advancement of the arts and artists. He takes great pride in the organizations, agencies, councils and programs he has been able to work alongside at the local, state and federal level. Those affiliations include ArtsConnect, Artist Inc, Art as Mentorship, Humanities Kansas, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Council on the Arts.