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Come join Button Poetry at Honey MPLS on Sunday December 16 for amazing sets from forthcoming Button Poetry authors, Rachel “Raych” Jackson and Dave Harris! With poems from Miss K and music from K.Raydio.
Sunday December 16
Honey MPLS (205 E Hennepin Ave)
Doors 7:00 PM | Show 7 PM
$12 advance | $15 day of show
About the artists:
Miss. K is a full-time college student at Hamline University, where they study Psychology and Creative Writing. Their work focuses on protesting oppression and encouraging self-adoration. In June 2018, they traveled to the Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, as part of the Twin Cities team. Their poem “Protest” was published in the 2018 TruArtSpeaks anthology, and their online videos have collected over 20,000 views.
Rachel “Raych” Jackson is an educator, poet and playwright. She has competed on numerous national teams and individual competitions. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a ’17 Pink Door fellow. In March of 2018 Rachel co-created and performed in Goddesses of Slam which premiered in Lucerne, Switzerland. Her latest play, Double Date premiered in the 9th Annual One Minute Play Festival in June of 2018. Her work has been published by many—including Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus and 29Rooms through Refinery 29. She is working on her first collection of poems in Chicago and proudly loves every episode of Bob’s Burgers.
Krysta “K.Raydio” Rayford is a musician, producer and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Krysta is an accomplished singer/songwriter who incorporates themes surrounding social justice into her art and her workshops. Her music has been featured on BBC Radio 1 and Okayplayer. Krysta was a featured performing artist at Soundset Music Festival in 2014. She has taught and led workshops in Minneapolis Public Schools, Kulture Club Collaborative, Twin Cities Mobile Jazz, Avanti Center for Girls, and many other Twin Cities-based schools and organizations. Krysta is currently one of the co-teachers for an Intro to Ableton Series Class with Beats By Girlz, an organization that empowers women in sound production. The class is one of the only Ableton courses geared towards women and non-binary adults in the United States. She is also preparing to release her new album …And The World Weeps with producer Shrimpnose in late 2018.
Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. He is a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow, a Callaloo poetry fellow, and the 2018 winner of The Rattle Poetry Prize. His poetry and essays have been featured at Huffington Post, Upworthy, Up the Staircase Quarterly (nominated “Best of the Net”), BOAAT Press, Winter Tangerine, and The Adroit Journal amongst others. His plays include White History (Victory Gardens Ignition Festival, finalist O’Neill, semi-finalist The Relentless Award), Exception to the Rule (finalist O’Neill), Tambo & Bones (Black Swan Lab at Oregon Shakespeare Fest, SPACE on Ryder Farm), Incendiary (NNPN/The Kennedy Center MFA Workshop), and Everybody Black. His first full-length collection of poetry, Patricide, will be published in May 2019 from Button Poetry. Dave is a second year MFA playwright at UC San Diego.