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Nia Lewis – “Can You Hear Me?” (Get Lit)

 

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“I’m worried that the only picture they will show on the news is his mugshot; not the selfies we’ve taken with the double-dog Snapchat filters.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Nia Lewis, performing during the finals of the 2017 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at simonandschuster.com, and join the #LiteraryRiot at getlit.org.

Want to get your book published on Button? The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017-2018. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest 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, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from William Evans & more.

 
 

Maddie Godfrey – “Kissing”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “Kissing you felt like singing the lyrics to my favorite song and your mouth was singing along. So whenever I kiss someone new I will tell them they’re getting the words wrong.” Don’t miss this beautiful poem by Maddie Godfrey, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video… Continue Reading

Sabrina Benaim – “A Prayer / A Spell” (Button Live)

  Featuring at Button Poetry Live. “I forgive myself even if I am the last person I want to forgive” Don’t miss this fabulous poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live. Check out Sabrina’s book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, finalist for Best Poetry, 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards. Make sure to VOTE HERE!… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 140

Best of Button Week 140

    “Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip her hair in a kindergarten class or at any age that boys put their name on things.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Blythe Baird, Omar Holmon, and William… Continue Reading

Andrea Gibson – “The Nutritionist” (Button Live)

  Featuring at Button Poetry Live. “To anyone who has ever wanted to die: I have been told sometimes the most healing thing we can do is remind ourselves over and over and over, other people feel this way too.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Andrea Gibson, featuring at Button Poetry Live. Send us… Continue Reading

Akeemjamal Rollins – “Dragging”

  Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “If gay is the new black, what the fuck is a gay Black person?” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Akeemjamal Rollins, 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… Continue Reading

Mila Cuda – “Word Problem” (Get Lit)

  Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam. “I’ve got a word problem. I keep meaning to ask for help, but won’t admit I’m hurting.” Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Mila Cuda, performing during the finals of the 2017 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California.… Continue Reading