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New Site Launch

Welcome to the new design of Buttonpoetry.com.

Aside from a complete visual overhaul, the site now offers more information about us and our poets, a fully functional store, and a better way to keep up with current projects, so check it out!

We’ve done the best to make this new website work well for everyone. That said, if part of the site isn’t working for you, please let us know along with your browser, version, and OS so we can correct it ASAP. 

Button Recording

Button Recording

  Button Recording produces audio media. Past projects have included Button Poetry: Volume One, a sample album of fifteen Twin Cities poets; Sam Cook & Michael Lee 2012; and The Good News Poetry Tour, featuring Button Poets Dylan Garity, Neil Hilborn, and Hieu Nguyen. Check here for updates about future recordings! Continue Reading

CUPSI 2013

CUPSI 2013

  In April of 2013, Button Poetry traveled to the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational to capture video of dozens of poets. We believe that documenting the voices of our art form–especially these rising stars–plays a vital role in the growth and innovation of poetry. The videos are available on our YouTube page. Continue Reading

Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Minh Nguyen was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, by a single, Vietnamese-American, mother. He is the author of This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Press, 2014). He co-coached the 2011 University of Minnesota poetry slam team, which placed fourth at the College National Poetry Slam. He was also a member of the 5th-ranked Minneapolis adult… Continue Reading

Dylan Garity

Dylan Garity

Dylan Garity is a College National Poetry Slam Champion, whose work has been featured on Upworthy and The Huffington Post. He is a 2012 graduate with honors from Macalester College. He was a member of the 2010 , 2011 and 2012 Macalester Slam teams, which placed 3rd, 1st and 2nd in the nation, respectively. He was named Best Poet at the 2012… Continue Reading

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn is a College National Poetry Slam champion, and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College with a degree in Creative Writing. His debut full-length book, Our Numbered Days, is now available, as well as his chapbook, Clatter. Neil was a member of the 2011 Macalester Poetry Slam team, which ranked first in… Continue Reading