Tarishi Midnight Shuler
Tarishi M.I.D.N.I.G.H.T. Shuler is an all around artist. Tarishi is native of New Haven, CT. He has performed and won various poetry slams across the country. Places such as the Nuyorican Poets Café, The Inspired Word, Bar 13 in New York City, The Lizard Lounge in Boston, MA, Five Seasons Café in Baltimore, MD, The Bushnell Theater in Hartford, CT, the Nuyorican Cafe in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and many more.
He recently won 1st place at The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Festival of Environmental and Social Justice / Zannette Lewis Invitational Poetry Slam at the Yale Peabody Museum in 2016,
In 2016 he opened for Saul Williams at Wesleyan University.
In 2012 he opened for President Bill Clinton at the Madison Ballroom in Time Square for Love146 10th Anniversary,
He has won the title of CT Grandslam Champion in 2016, 2012 & 2011,
He was the 2015 & 2016 Slammaster of the CT National Poetry Slam Team Verbal Slap,
He has been competing on a national level at the National Poetry Slam each year since 2011 – 2016
Besides doing art, Tarishi has previously worked for Love146 for A non-profit organization that advocates against human trafficking & child sex exploitation.
Now he currently works for the Discovery Center a nonprofit, diversity and antiracism training program serving elementary and middle school’s throughout Connecticut,
He has won first place at the McDonald’s McCafe Poetry Slam in NY for 2010, 2012 & 2013
To learn more about Tarishi you can visit his website www.13thmidnight.com