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tanner menard

Poetry Month Drop-In Host 2021
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Faculty 2021
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Moderator 2020
Get Lit Host 2020

About tanner menard

tanner menard is a poet & composer who bends genres into something useful for hypnosis. They are a member of the Atakapa/Ishak Nation & a Louisiana Creole. tanner's experimental sound art has been published internationally & their poetry has twice nominated for a pushcart prize. tanner's work has always been healing adjacent & in their personal life they are dedicated being a complete being.

Find Events with tanner menard

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type & Genre: Community Event, Conversation, Discussion, Generative Workshop, Presentation; Community, Experimental, Interdisciplinary, Performance Poetry, Poetry, Spiritual Writing

Each week of Poetry Month the Piper Center will host a “Write-in” comprised of 30 minutes of discussion from a local poetry expert, and 60 minutes of writing time. 

This Week

Poetry is a medium that connects us to each other. tanner menard will speak about creating a community space centered around poetry, that both nourishes and energizes.


Pollentongue + Queer Poetry Salon
tanner menard, Jake Skeets, Elliot Winter

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 3:30pm
Location: Front Lawn, Old Main, Arizona State University Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type & Genre: Conversation, Panel, Reading, Talk; American Indian, Community, Creative Practice, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, Poetry, Social Justice, Social Practice
Drawing from their experiences as writers, organizers, educators, and students working with queer and indigenous communities, Jake Skeets, tanner menard, and Elliot Winter will explore how they use their poetry to create opportunities for others, center diverse voices, uplift individuals, and build community.

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Type & Genre: Salon; Community, Creative Practice, Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Practice

Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Every first Thursday at Valley Bar. Get Lit.

This Month: Art and Activism with tanner menard

How can the arts be used to mobilize community? What does an authentically engaged, community-based arts practice actually look like? How do we design events and programs to create more meaningful connections and intentional conversation? How do we activate communities around calls to action and other social issues?