Button Poetry Presents an Event Worth its Weight in Ice and Snow

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Last night I took a few moments to kick the stalactites from behind the tires of my car and to reconsider my outing before driving on roads that were better suited to ice skates. It was the kind of evening I could have spent near the wood stove with a blanket and a television remote. But I was motivated. There was a not-to-be missed roster of poets performing at Fox Egg Studio, a small storefront on 37th and Chicago Avenue, that included Donte Collins, IBé and Wang Ping.

Image Sarah De Mulder and Hieu Minh Nguyen

When I arrived I met co-hosts for the evening, Inside Voices series curator Hieu Minh Nguyen and event director Sarah De Mulder.  They are part of Button Poetry a youthful poetry collective that is active in promoting spoken word and poetry events, producing video and audio documents and doing things in a way that filled…

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