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Button Poetry is launching a live show series to further the art of performance poetry, with help from the Knight Arts Challenge Grant.
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    WALL OF FAME!

    Help us open the show and we'll happily list your name on our website for the first year of Button Poetry Live!

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    SPECIAL THANK YOU #2!

    UNRELEASED EBOOK COPIES OF BOTH:

    me Aunt Jemima and the nail gun (Aziza Barnes)
    *Winner of the 2012 Button Poetry Prize

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    Highway or Belief (J. Scott Brownlee)
    *Winner of the 2013 Button Poetry Prize

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    BUTTON UP!

    Choose (1) of the following:

    BUTTON POETRY VOLUME 1:
    Digital download of our first ever audio recording of artists such as: Sierra DeMulder, Shane Hawley, Khary Jackson, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Michael Lee and more!

    --OR--

    NOW THAT'S GOOD NEWS:
    Digital download of The Good News Poetry Tour’s self-titled album featuring work by Neil Hilborn, Hieu Nguyen and Dylan Garity!

    --OR--

    COOK/LEE EP:
    Digital download of Sam Cook (Button Poetry’s Executive Director) and Michael Lee’s EP.

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    NORTHBOUND! YOU'VE GONE VIRAL!

    Choose (1) of the following:

    NORTHBOUND:
    Digital download of the debut album, Northbound, from the author of the most-viewed slam poem on the Internet!

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    VIRAL:
    Digital copy of our popular eBook, Viral. Poems and essays by seven of Button’s most viral poets in 2013: Neil Hilborn, Lily Myers, Javon Johnson, Rachel Rostad, Dylan Garity, Guante and Pages Matam.

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    OLD SCHOOL!

    Choose (1) book from the following list!

    1. Mill, Railway and General Casting (Sam Cook)
    2. Blueprints (Dylan Garity)
    3. Clatter (Neil Hilborn)

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    LOOKIN' FRESH!

    Rock out in your new Button Poetry T-Shirt!

    Already have a shirt? No Problem!

    Choose (1) of the following books!

    1. Highway or Belief (J. Scott Brownlee)
    2. Black Movie (Danez Smith)
    3. We Slept Here (Sierra DeMulder)
    4. Blood Percussion (Nate Marshall)
    5. me Aunt Jemima and the nail gun (Aziza Barnes)
    6. A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Sam Sax)
    7. Smudge (Mahogany L. Browne)
    8. Our Numbered Days (Neil Hilborn)

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    SHOUT OUT / DIGITAL PACKAGE

    We will give you a shout out on Twitter and/or Instagram.

    + THE COMPLETE DIGITAL BUNDLE!

    Enjoy all-digital downloads of:

    Button Poetry Volume 1, The Good News Poetry Tour, Michael Lee & Sam Cook Untitled EP, Viral eBook and Neil Hilborn's album Northbound AND eBook Clatter!

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    MEAL COMBO

    Button Poetry T-Shirt + Choice of any Button Poetry Chapbook.

    Choose (1) book from either the OLD SCHOOL or LOOKIN' FRESH rewards!

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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER!

    Limited Edition "Neil Hilborn OCD" 18 x 24 poster prints.

    Hand-drawn lyrical mosaic poster print of OCD, the most-viewed slam poem on YouTube, creating an image of the performing poet, Neil Hilborn. Original done by artist, Luke Vetter

    + THE COMPLETE DIGITAL BUNDLE!

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    DELUXE MEAL COMBO

    Button Poetry T-Shirt + AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF ANY BOOK PUBLISHED BY BUTTON POETRY!

    + THE COMPLETE DIGITAL BUNDLE!

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    LIMITED EDITION HANCOCK EDITION!

    Limited Edition "Neil Hilborn OCD" 18 x 24 poster prints -- SIGNED by Neil Hilborn.

    Hand-drawn lyrical mosaic poster print of OCD, the most-viewed slam poem on YouTube, creating an image of the performing poet, Neil Hilborn. Original done by artist, Luke Vetter

    + THE COMPLETE DIGITAL BUNDLE!

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    HELP US HELP YOU!

    We will feature your name and a link on our website to your project, business, art, etc. for the first year of Button Poetry Live! (October 2015 - September 2016)

    (Please contact us for more details)

    + THE COMPLETE DIGITAL BUNDLE!

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    CHIEF OF STAFF SECOND DRAFT!

    The early bird specials have SOLD OUT! Here's a second chance to have your poetry manuscript edited with notes by Button Poetry's Editor-in-Chief and National Poetry Slam Champion, Michael Mlekoday.

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    UP CLOSE & PERSONAL!

    1-hour phone or video chat session with Neil Hilborn! Q&A, poet mentoring or just hang out!

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    ALL IN THE FAMILY!

    SPONSORSHIPS! We love working with others to broaden your reach!

    We can expose hundreds of thousands to your logo/brand, talk about you glowingly at our live show, and promote you on social media!

    (Please contact us for more details)

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    WHATEVER YOU WANT!

    ALL REWARDS.
    ALL ACCESS.
    ALL THE LOVE.

    We'll fly you to Minneapolis to have dinner with the Button Team. Free admission to every Button Poetry Live show. Tour of the Button Poetry office and get an in-depth look at how we do what we do. Get every reward offered, including the entire Button Poetry Publishing Catalog through 2015. If there isn't something you see on this list, we can probably work something out!

    We'll of course mention you at Button Poetry Live, include your name, link to project, business, etc. on a special donor list on our website, as well as signal boost on social media.

    (Please contact us for more details)

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    SPECIAL THANK YOU #1!

    UNRELEASED EBOOK COPIES OF BOTH:

    me Aunt Jemima and the nail gun (Aziza Barnes)
    *Winner of the 2012 Button Poetry Prize

    AND

    Highway or Belief (J. Scott Brownlee)
    *Winner of the 2013 Button Poetry Prize

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    BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE!

    One-Year Admission (with a +1) to Button Poetry Live! in St. Paul, MN.

    *Button Poetry Live will run once a month. This reward is for two tickets for each of the 12 shows during the course of the 2015-2016 poetry slam season.

    + THE COMPLETE DIGITAL BUNDLE!

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    CHIEF OF STAFF!

    Have your poetry manuscript edited with notes by Button Poetry's Editor-in-Chief and National Poetry Slam Champion, Michael Mlekoday.

    + THE COMPLETE DIGITAL BUNDLE!

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