$10 in advance/$15 at the door
5pm doors/7:30pm showtime
Come see all of your favorite poets from the past year! Some of the top poets from Button Poetry Live will be taking the stage at Icehouse and performing work from 2018. Artists include: Rob Mitchell, Miss K, Muna Abdulahi, Spencer Brownstein, and more! Don’t miss out on great local art!
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.
Miss. K is a full time college student at Hamline University where they study psychology and creative writing. There whose focus is on writing works that protest oppression and encourage self adoration. Last October Miss. K won Button Poetry Live, and went on to win or place second at Button Live in the 3 months following, in June they traveled with the Twin Cities team to Detroit and competed at Rustbelt.
Rob Mitchell is a poet born and raised in the south, originally heralding from Atlanta, GA. Writing has always been a form of catharsis and a bastion of creation for Rob, even from a young age. Growing up a quintessential, middle-class blerd, Rob’s poetry finds its foundations in the Black experience, the complications and divisions created by wealth, and anime. When Rob isn’t performing poetry in Minneapolis or across the country, he can often be found haunting the halls of Target, talking about sales, or in a friend’s basement, playing yet another 10 hour board game.
Spencer Brownstein is a writer and performer who hails from Brooklyn, New York. He first stepped onto a stage in high school as a rapper, and has since transitioned to focusing on performance poetry. He recently graduated from Macalester College with a degree in Creative Writing and Critical Theory, where he won the Wendy Parish Poetry Prize for dedication to the craft and excellence in writing. Spencer represented Mac at CUPSI in both 2016 and 2018. He also writes a pretty kick-ass dungeons and dragons campaign too, because, you know, he’s a dweeb.
Muna Abdulahi is a Spoken Word Poet based in Minneapolis MN. She is currently ranked the 8th woman poet in the world from the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Competition. As well as the reciting 2018 MN Grand Slam Champion. In her work, she explores many themes of belonging and identity, particularly in the context of migration and nationality.As a writer/poet, Muna pushes herself to tell the stories that are erased, silenced, devalued, or buried, the stories that are difficult, the stories that bring together communities, youth, and discussions.