Category Archives: Videos

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 Button!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman & more.

 
 

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

Javon Johnson – “Black and Happy” (Button Live)

    Featuring at Button Poetry Live. “You cannot kill blackness. Too much of it is wrapped in an unshakable joy. And ain’t that why they think we magic in the first place?” Don’t miss this stunning poem from Javon Johnson, featuring at Button Poetry Live, November 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t… Continue Reading

Ben Wenzl – “From an Early Age” (Great Plains)

  Performing at Great Plains 2016. “From an early age we learned that opposites attract: negative/positive, hot/cold, boy/boy…” Don’t miss this great poem from Ben Wenzl, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets! While you’re here, head over… Continue Reading

Edwin Bodney – “On Disease #2, Part Two”

  Performing at Art Share LA. “When your own brain is the coup, how do you believe?” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Edwin Bodney, performing at Art Share LA. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets! While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out… Continue Reading