Kansas Humanities Council
The Kansas Humanities Council is the only organization in Kansas solely dedicated to creating, supporting, and promoting the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans. Since 1972, KHC has been a partner and advocate for the cultural life of the state. KHC encourages communities to view their libraries, museums, arts centers, senior centers, and local service clubs as forums for ideas. Through programs and grant opportunities, KHC clarifies the connection between history, literature, ethics, and culture and the daily decisions that Kansans make on the job, at home, and in their civic life. Click here to learn more.
KHC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer 22-member Board of Directors.
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Wyatt Townley of Shawnee Mission has been named the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Kansas. As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Townley will promote the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations, and discussions about poetry in communities across the state. Click here to find out how you can request a Poet Laureate event in your community.
Wyatt Townley is a widely published, nationally known poet and a fourth-generation Kansan. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio’s The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, in US Poet Laureate Emeritus Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column, and published in journals ranging from The Paris Review to Newsweek. She has published three collections of poetry: The Breathing Field (Little Brown), Perfectly Normal (The Smith), and The Afterlives of Trees (Woodley Press), a Kansas Notable Book and winner of the Nelson Poetry Book Award. More information can be found on her website.
Support for the Poet Laureate of Kansas has been provided by the Friends of the Humanities. Donate Now and add your support to the Poet Laureate of Kansas program.