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Poet Needed - Apply Now


Applications are open for Kansans to apply to be the eighth Poet Laureate of Kansas. The Kansas Poet Laureate serves a 4-year term and will contribute to the growth and awareness of poetry by presenting their own work and the work of others at public events, readings, workshops, and lectures throughout the state.

Governor Laura Kelly says that the Kansas Poet Laureate program is a shining example of the value of supporting local and statewide arts. The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission sponsors the program.

The current Kansas Poet Laureate is Huascar Medina, a poet, writer, and performer based in Topeka. His message to the next Kansas Poet Laureate is “May you find the words and may your words find others.”

Applicants must submit their application by September 6. Click on the link in the online version of this story at to access the application or learn more about the program.

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