Author Archives: Riley Lang

Darius Simpson – “Dear 7th Grade Self”

 

Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“Dear 7th Grade Self, you are currently one of two Black people in a class of about 80, suffice to say you speak for Black people everywhere now.”

Don’t miss this sensational poem from Darius Simpson, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.



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Phil Kaye – “My Grandmother’s Ballroom”

  Featuring at Honey. “My grandmother’s mind was a ballroom. Inside were her memories, each one dressed for a celebration.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis. Congratulations to Phil on the release of his debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!   Get Phil’s Book Here ——— While… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 182

Best of Button Week 182

    “The first person I tried to have sex with (after I break up with the person I’ve ever first had sex with) gave me head like a shy frog trying to catch a fly.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s… Continue Reading

Sam Sax – “Lisp” (Button Live)

  Featuring at Button Poetry Live. “Sound shapes how we think about objects, the mouth shapes how sound spills out, how the speaker’s seen.” Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Sam Sax, featuring at Button Poetry Live. Make sure to check out Sam’s book, A GUIDE TO UNDRESSING YOUR MONSTERS.   Get Sam’s Book Here… Continue Reading

Blythe Baird – “First Period”

  Featuring at Icehouse. “Now I am officially a woman, and I wonder if being a woman has always been associated with hiding pain.” Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Blythe Baird, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Olivia Gatwood,… Continue Reading

Nikolas Martell – “Fuck Gender Death Punch”

  Performing at Honey. “My gender is so metal, it doesn’t even have a gender. Ate all the gender norms for breakfast and wears their bones as ornaments.” Don’t miss this phenomenal poem by Nikolas Martell, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our… Continue Reading

Carlynn Newhouse – “Party in the USA”

  2017 Button Poetry Video Contest. “I see America burning, but they call it a bonfire, a firework, a celebration.” Don’t miss this brilliant poem by Carlynn Newhouse, featured contestant from the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest! While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 181

Best of Button Week 181

    “At this age, my body is a stranger that I keep meeting over and over again.” 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, Neil Hilborn, Gabriel Ramirez, & Asia Samson! Congrats poets!   Get Rudy’s Book Here ———… Continue Reading