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Dua Saleh – “Hunger” (Button Live)

 

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“You swallowed the sky, the moon sat in your stomach, a rock, a soft murmur, that erupted as gravity pulled you into yourself.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Dua Saleh, performing at Button Poetry Live.



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Rachel Wiley – “The Fat Joke”

  Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “Fat girl walks into the doctor’s to ask about anti-depressants and gets prescribed exercise instead, because obviously her depression is because of her fat, and obviously fat bodies never exercise and stay fat.” Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Rachel Wiley, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry… Continue Reading

Andy Karol – “Gender Reveal Party”

  Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “My gender is loud. It’s just trying to make up for all those years I put my own hand over my mouth.” Don’t miss this brilliant poem from Andy Karol, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to… Continue Reading

In-Depth Look: Carmen Gillespie – “The Blue Black Wet of Wood” (Motionpoems)

  In-Depth Look: Carmen Gillespie – “The Blue Black Wet of Wood” (Motionpoems)   Appreciating poetry is often about patience: sitting with a poem, meditating on it, and re-reading it multiple times. With spoken word, we don’t always get a chance to do that. This series is about taking that chance, and diving a little… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 147

Best of Button Week 147

    “this is what shedding your old coat of skin in the suburbs looks like, pretending that you were never cut just so you can bleed again for an audience” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: William Evans, Olivia Hall,… Continue Reading

John Ratz – “Dad and I Return to the Disease”

  Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “I’ve watched my sister lose so much, all of my sacrifices feel small.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from John Ratz, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by… Continue Reading

Chucky Black & Victoria Prescott – “Learning Love”

  Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “Love is how my mother crossed an ocean for my dad, and how they crossed a desert just so they could have me.” Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Chucky Black & Victoria Prescott, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. While you’re here, head over to… Continue Reading