Neil Hilborn – Florida Man Accused of Using Kool Aid Packets to Steal Nearly $1000 in Walmart Merchandise

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

“If a dragon is hoarding gold, is it not the duty of knights to separate the head from the neck? Are we not knights, sir?”

Don’t miss this poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

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Andrea Gibson – I Sing the Body Electric

Performed performing at The Button Poetry Studio in Longmont, CO in 2021.

“Flying is not pushing away the ground.”

Don’t miss this poem from Andrea Gibson, performing performing at The Button Poetry Studio in Longmont, CO in 2021.

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Anita Dias – Scarecrow

Performed at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“I wonder if dressing up as a scarecrow was a metaphor the entire time.”

Don’t miss this poem from Anita Dias, performing at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

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Muhazza – Criminal Record

Performed at WOWPS 2023 in Baltimore, MD

“Incarcerated individuals carry stigma like disease, and you’ll never be free if you’re not curable.”

Don’t miss this poem from Muhazza, performing at WOWPS 2023 in Baltimore, MD

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Ollie Schminkey – in my dreams he always comes back to life

Performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“I have this dream over and over, he dies but he’s still sick forever.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Ollie Schminkey – animals named after other animals

Performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“the stench of dying, of an animal reborn.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Ty Chapman – Pantheon

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“The spirit aches most days. Immense blood cost of godhood. Our ichor free flowing fresh from the spigot.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ty Chapman, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

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Sam Van Cook – The Scope

Performed for Poetry Observed & Button Poetry in Minnesota

“No wonder we dream of being crucified on crosshairs, no wonder we love to stand in the scope. How could you want anything else?”

Don’t miss this poem from Sam Van Cook, performing performed for Poetry Observed & Button Poetry in Minnesota

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Clint Smith – The Gun

Performed at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY

“The gun thought it would never leave the classroom.”

Don’t miss this poem from Clint Smith, performing at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY

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Bri Esoteric – Presence

Performed at WOWPS 2023 in Baltimore, MD

“There was a little Black girl so full of words that spilled like coffee stains to her mama’s blouse.”

Don’t miss this poem from Bri Esoteric, performing at WOWPS 2023 in Baltimore, MD

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