First Readings - Neil Hilborn - “How to Get Beat by the Cops”

"So the thing about punk shows is you get all these half-deaf, depressed kids, you get them in a room where they all hate the same thing: themselves. And when the cops show up, all that hate has somewhere else to go.

Button is proud to present the first video in our new First Readings series. A lot of poems you see have been rehearsed for months, have been performed and rewritten countless times. So we’re highlighting what only happens once: the first reading of a new poem. It ain’t always pretty, but it certainly is something. Check back for more in the next couple weeks.

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