7pm doors/7:30pm showtime
Button Poetry is a Minneapolis-based company and independent publisher, and the world's largest distributor of spoken word and performance poetry media. Button runs a number of local poetry shows, including Button Poetry Live, the first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.
Neil Hilborn is a bestselling author, and with over 100 million views to his credit, he is the most-watched poet ever. He has performed in 39 states and 4 countries, and he is the author of Our Numbered Days, out now on Button Poetry Press. He is a graduate of Macalester College with a degree in creative writing. Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Donte Collins is a poet. They are the author of “Autopsy” (2017) and winner of the 2016 Most Promising Young Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets. Collins is the recipient of the 2016 Mitchell Prize in Poetry and is currently a junior at Augsburg College. They are an alum of TruArtSpeaks, a non-profit arts organization based out of the Twin Cities cultivating literacy, leadership and social justice through the study & application of Hip Hop culture.
Third World War is the first single from Minnesota-based Singer/Songwriter - Piano Stairs. It tells the story of ex-lovers who meet after the events of WWIII and discuss the demise of their relationship as well as the reality of war.