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Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib – “Ghosting”

 
 

Performing at Art Share LA.

“Turns out, there’s no good way to become dust. Turns out,
there’s no such thing as a clean exit.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, performing at Art Share LA. Check out Hanif’s book here.

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, Olivia Gatwood, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

 
 

Best of Button Week 101

Best of Button Week 101

      “A rough draft is one of the rare times in life you actually get a do-over.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Matthew Cuban Hernandez & Olivia Gatwood!. Congratulations poets! While you’re here on our site, make sure… Continue Reading

Ben Wenzl – “Mental Illness: The Musical!”

    Performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up “The role of college will be played by me sleeping, also the role of work will be played by me sleeping.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ben Wenzl, performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can… Continue Reading

Javon Johnson – “Debt” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “When tuition is steadily rising and starting salaries are dropping, degrees become no different than a designer bag: a cheap fashion statement not even worth a trip to the mall.” Don’t miss this great new poem from Javon Johnson, performing at Button Poetry Live, November 2016. If you’re… Continue Reading

50 Great Love Poems for Valentine’s Day

  50 Great Love Poems for Valentine’s Day: 2017 Edition       Hey poetry lovers (and poetry-loving lovers)! It’s Valentine’s Day, so we’ve updated our playlist of love poems for you to enjoy! Click through to the full playlist here, or check out the individual poems below.   Make sure to check out our… Continue Reading

Chava Gabrielle – “Jupiter” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I’m a careful girl: always walking around with my keys locked between my knuckles and my other fist gripped.” Don’t miss this great poem from Chava Gabrielle, performing at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show,… Continue Reading