Nora Cooper – “Depression, the Dude” (100K Views!)

“My depression is like that guy lifting directly in front of the weight rack.”

Congratulations to Nora Cooper on topping 100,000 views on this phenomenal poem. Check out more videos from Nora here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Raych Jackson – “Period Rules” (500K Views!)

“‘That time of the month’ has about double the amount of syllables as ‘period’.”

Congratulations to Raych Jackson on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem. Check out more videos from Raych and the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!

Steven Willis – “How the Hood Loves You Back” (100K Views!)

“Ain’t it funny how quickly death becomes fashionable, a testament to how tragic memories don’t fade even in a washing machine.”

Congratulations to Steven Willis on topping 100,000 views on this extraordinary poem. Check out more videos from Steven here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Rachel Wiley – “The Fat Joke” (100K Views!)

“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.”

Congratulations to Rachel Wiley on topping 100,000 views on this remarkable poem. Check out more videos from Rachel here and here.

Don’t forget to check out Rachel’s forthcoming book, NOTHING IS OKAY, dropping March 2018!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Blythe Baird – “Relapse” (500K Views!)

“I’ve considered myself to be recovered from my eating disorder for three years, but I still write about it in present tense.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem. Check out more videos from Blythe here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Bianca Phipps – “Stay With Me” (250K Views!)

“Handing over all my secrets is like giving someone with trembling fingers a loaded gun and putting it against my heart.”

Congratulations to Bianca on topping 250,000 views on this brilliantly crafted poem. Check out more videos from Bianca here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!

Best of Button Week 151

“Hello, love. Hello, moment allowed above the surface like a dolphin at war.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Toaster, Franny Choi, & Melissa Lozada-Oliva. Congrats poets!

Don’t miss Melissa’s incredible book, PELUDA, now available!

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Neil Hilborn, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!

Joseph Capehart – “Wolves” (100K Views!)

“My father was a pastor, who didn’t teach me that being a man meant fearing God, but that being a man meant being God.”

Congratulations to Joseph Capehart on topping 100,000 views on this amazing poem. Check out more videos from Joseph here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!

Rachel Wiley – “Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams” (100K Views!)

“I wish him a lifetime of safety and platitudes, a soundtrack of fluorescent lights humming. I do not wish him me, though. Never me again.”

Congratulations to Rachel Wiley on topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem. Check out more videos from Rachel here and here.

Don’t miss Rachel’s forthcoming book, NOTHING IS OKAY, preorder now available!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!

Best of Button Week 150


“There is nothing rational about love. Love stutters when it gets nervous, love trips over its own shoelaces. Love is clumsy, and my heart refuses to wear a helmet.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Rudy Francisco, Olivia Gatwood, Sabrina Benaim, & Guante. Congrats poets!

Don’t miss Guante’s incredible book, A LOVE SONG, A DEATH RATTLE, A BATTLE CRY, dropping in just a couple more weeks!

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Neil Hilborn, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!