A Statement From Button Poetry
After much deliberation and internal conversations, Button Poetry has made the decision to suspend the publication of Jared Paul’s Songs From The Bottom Of A Mineshaft. While we do understand that many people were anticipating the release of the book, we felt uncomfortable standing by this product.
In our work and everyday lives, we strive to honor the morals we set in place as a company around uplifting marginalized voices, making space for stories of both pain and healing, and honoring and protecting survivors of trauma. We look to take accountability and rectify any harm we have caused. While we will be separating ourselves from the publication of Jared’s book, we hope to continue to take steps in the right direction as a company and a platform for vital and necessary work. We hope you’ll continue believing in this vision.
– Hanif Abdurraqib, Managing Editor, Button Poetry
If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to Hanif at firstname.lastname@example.org.