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Kevin Yang – “Fourth” (Button Live)

 
 

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Money will not save us. Imitation will not save us.
Our silence will not save us.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem by Kevin Yang, performing at Button Poetry Live, December 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

 
 

Best of Button Week 97

Best of Button Week 97

      “What is a power couple? And how many watts do they have?” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Melissa Lozada-Oliva & Rob Mitchell!! While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise… Continue Reading

Sabrina Benaim – “How to Unfold a Memory” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “My tongue is well-trained in the sit-still, it’s my hands that can’t keep a secret.” Don’t miss this excellent new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. Keep an eye out for Sabrina’s forthcoming book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, out Fall 2017 with… Continue Reading

Mojdeh Stoakley – “Blonde Jesus”

  Performing at Great Plains 2016. “Was it whiteness is next to godliness, or something else? I can’t remember. I am too blinded by your light.” Don’t miss this excellent poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast… Continue Reading

Jeanann Verlee – “The Mania Speaks”

  Performing at WOWPS 2016. “I painted over the walls, I wrote the poems, I shook your goddamn boots. Now you want out?” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Jeanann Verlee, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 96

Best of Button Week 96

      “A lesbian walks on screen and is hurt, or crying, or dying, and the lesson is out does not equal happy.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Yesika Salgado, Alyesha Wise & Cassidy Foust! While you’re here on… Continue Reading