Topeka community honors Poet Laureate of Kansas

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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- Topeka is home to the 2019--2021 Poet Laureate of Kansas and he wants to share his passion for the arts with the world.

Family, friends and civic leaders came out Thursday night to honor Huascar Medina. He was chosen as the 2019---2021 Poet Laureate of Kansas in April by Humanities Kansas.

Medina says he has loved poetry his whole life and shares this accomplishment with Topeka.

"I have a responsibility to share my truth," Medina said. "To go around and advocate for more poetry across the state and give people the opportunity to share their truth as well. The movement of ideas is what's really important to me and that movement can occur through the arts. Because when you share your truth through art it has a bit of grace and when you speak with a bit of grace people tend to listen."

Medina says he wants to put Topeka on the map as an arts and poetry community.