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Patrick Roche – “21” (6 Million Views!)

Patrick Roche – “21” (6 Million Views!)

    “I come up with a theory that my father started drinking again because maybe he found out that I’m gay. Like if he could make everything else blurry maybe somehow I’d look straight.”   Congratulations to Patrick on topping SIX MILLION VIEWS on this incredible poem. Check out more from Patrick here and… Continue Reading

T. Miller – “10 Things You Sound Like When You Say AllLivesMatter in Response to BlackLivesMatter”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I go into the hospital and change all the “Intensive Care Unit” signs to “Care Unit” signs, because every life in the hospital should be cared for just the same.” Don’t miss this powerful poem from T. Miller, performing at Button Poetry Live, March 2017. If you’re in… Continue Reading

Chrysanthemum Tran – “On (Not) Forgiving My Mother”

    Performing at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. “I guess my body belongs nowhere, and there is no word for that.” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Chrysanthemum Tran, performing during finals at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, Ohio. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival,… Continue Reading

Rachel Wiley – “For Fat Girls Who Considered Starvation When Bulimia Wasn’t Enough” (250K Views!))

Rachel Wiley – “For Fat Girls Who Considered Starvation When Bulimia Wasn’t Enough” (250K Views!))

    “My mouth is a music box. A small girl spins gracefully at the back of my throat, on point.”   Congratulations to Rachel on topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem. Check out more from Rachel here and here. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 112

Best of Button Week 112

      “The greatest miracle is convincing me my existence is progress.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Dave Harris & Theron Jenkins. Congratulations poets! While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise… Continue Reading

Asia Samson – “Pink Crayons”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “My only job is to love you.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Asia Samson, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available! While you’re here, head over… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 111

Best of Button Week 111

      “Dear Brain, you’re a good listener, but you give horrible relationship advice.” 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 & Rhiannon McGavin. Congratulations poets! Make sure to check out Rudy’s forthcoming debut book. While you’re here on… Continue Reading

Joseph Capehart – “For My Mom” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “My mom never taught me how to sing well, per se, but she taught me how to enjoy it.” Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Joseph Capehart, performing at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show,… Continue Reading