About

Neil Hilborn is a bestselling author, and with over 150 million views to his credit, he is the most-watched poet ever. He has performed in 40 states and 8 countries, and in 2017 alone he traveled over 100,000 miles to do poetry. Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Neil is also a College National Poetry Slam champion, and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College with a degree in Creative Writing. His debut full-length book, Our Numbered Days, is now available, as well as his chapbook, Clatter. Neil was a member of the 2011 Macalester Poetry Slam team, which ranked first in the nation at the 2011 College National Poetry Slam. He co-coached the 2012 Macalester team, leading them to a second place finish nationally. He was also a member of the Minneapolis adult National Poetry Slam team in 2011, which placed 5th out of 80 teams from cities across the country at the adult National Poetry Slam.

Neil is the co-founder of Thistle, a Macalester literary magazine, and has run numerous writing workshops with college and high school students. His work has been featured in publications such as Borderline Magazine and Orange Quarterly.

“I want to thank you for making all the love songs mean something again.”

Neil Hilborn, The Future