Author Archives: Riley Lang

Summer Durant – “For the Fiscally Conservative White Republican Who Slid Into My Insta DMs” (Button Live)

 

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I am always a walking revolution.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Summer Durant, performing at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Tariq Luthun – “AL BAHR” (Button Live)

  Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I’ve never known a law to rewind a bullet or a bomb.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Tariq Luthun, performing at Button Poetry Live. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley,… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 173

Best of Button Week 173

    “I did not know then that identities could be lost in translation.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Diksha Bijlani, & Neil Hilborn. Congrats poets!   Get Neil’s Book Here ——— While you’re here, head over to the Button… Continue Reading

Phil Kaye – “Before the Internet”

  Featuring at Honey. “At nine years old I transform into things I’ve never been before: an astronaut floating in space, a hummingbird buzzing in place, a beam of August light, floating through the leaves.” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis. Keep an eye out for Phil’s debut… Continue Reading

Miss K – “My Father” (Button Live)

  Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I will stop telling myself to get smaller. I will stop wishing for a bracelet of a waist.” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Miss K, performing at Button Poetry Live. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib,… Continue Reading

Ollie Schminkey – “Porn” (Button Live)

  Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I was sure I would understand it then: why he would rather want this version in my body rather than my body.” Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at Button Poetry Live. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books… Continue Reading

Suzi Q Smith – “Sleeping Giants”

  Performing at Great Plains 2016 “The only real constant in my life is me.” Don’t miss this sensational poem from Suzi Q Smith, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif… Continue Reading