Neil Hilborn – “Make Tiny Changes To Earth”

A short film by Mark Koerner starring Neil Hilborn.

“The first time I saw her, everything in my head went quiet.”

Don’t miss this incredible film that follows Neil Hilborn on tour in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Neil’s books, THE FUTURE, and OUR NUMBERED DAYS are must reads!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Adam Falkner & Kerrin McCadden!

Neil Hilborn – “As Much Wind As Possible”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Always it’s in a car, always the windows down, always the music too loud. It’s never apparent that none of us can sing.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Neil Hilborn, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Neil’s book, THE FUTURE, is now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!

Neil Hilborn – “Ode to the Gaslight Anthem, Ending in Hospital Bills”

Performing at Honey.

“Isn’t that what it means to stop running away? Stranding yourself somewhere so hard that it has to work, it has to, and if it doesn’t there’s only back south or the snow.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

Neil’s book, THE FUTURE, is now available!

  • The Future

    $18.00$25.00
    Add to cart

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Neil Hilborn – “For Henry” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Someday I’m gonna have a child. She’s gonna have eyes like mine and such small hands. Just like she’ll need me alive then, she needs me alive now. I can’t say goodbye before I’ve had a chance to say hello.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at Button Poetry Live.

Make sure to check out Neil’s best-selling book, Our Numbered Days, now available! Keep an eye out for Neil’s forthcoming book, The Future, coming Spring 2018!

Send us your poems! The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017-2018. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from Rudy Francisco & more!

Neil Hilborn – “A Series of Short Poems” (100K Views!)

“You will never be more wrong than the first time you say ‘I love you.’ You’ll mean it, sure, but you’ll still be lying.”

Congratulations to Neil on topping 100,000 views on this fantastic poem. Check out more videos from Neil here and here.



Make sure to check out Neil’s best-selling book, Our Numbered Days, available through our website!

And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, and our newest release from Sabrina Benaim!

Neil Hilborn – “This Is Not the End of the World”

Performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

“I am not saying you will find the meaning of life in other people. I am saying that other people are the life to which you provide the meaning.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at Honey in Minneapolis. Check out Neil’s phenomenal book, Our Numbered Days.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Neil Hilborn – “Memorial Day”

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“They’re holding hands like one or both of them have cancer. Or maybe it’s their anniversary, but their car was just towed.”

Don’t miss this new poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at YouTube Space LA. Check it out (along with more poems, including OCD) in his debut book, Our Numbered Days.

Best of Button Week 32

“I have been wondering, mostly, if love and sanity are the same thing. When I say I am in love I am also saying the world makes sense to me right now.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Sam Rush, Steven Willis, and Neil Hilborn. Congratulations poets!

Make sure to check out Neil’s book and our other authors in the Button Shop!