The work of visual and sound recording artist Tony Obr and the poetry of Tanner Menard will be featured Friday at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Library.
Supported by Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Phoenix Public Library, the selected poet laureate will begin a two-year term beginning January 2017.
The Phoenix Festival of the Arts takes over Margaret T. Hance Park this weekend.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is looking for teaching artists who can help students write poems related to recycling and the environment.
Independent bookstore Bards Books has special events scheduled for June featuring the return of their Sonoran Bard Poetry Night and two book signings by local authors. Bards also has a special offer for the entire month of June, buy three books and get one free.