The next South Branch Library Reading will be held Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. at South Branch Library in KCK. The address is 3104 Strong Avenue. Our featured readers are Boyd Bauman, poet, and Huascar Medina, the new poet Laureate of Kansas. An open mic will follow. Refreshments served. Bring a poem to share if you like.
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 titled, 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.