Author Archives: Riley Lang

Camisha Jones – “Said the Straightening Chemicals to the Natural Hair”

 

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“You the biggest cat in this here zoo, your teeth just too menacing to be in the show.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem by Camisha Jones, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest!

Stay tuned for more information about our 2018 Video Contest!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, Stevie Edwards, Claire Schwartz, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

 
 

Guante – “When They Look Right Through You”

  Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival “Remember: when they look right through you, you’re still there.” Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Guante, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.   Get Guante’s Book Here ——— While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including… Continue Reading

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Mami Says Have You Been Crying”

  Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis. “Remember your body, the body–a land of feelings we’ve been told to cut down.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, featuring at her book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Make sure to check out her incredible book, PELUDA.   Get Melissa’s Book Here ——— While you’re… Continue Reading

Best of Button Week 164

Best of Button Week 164

    “I loved you the same way that I learned how to ride a bike. Scared, but reckless. With no training wheels or elbow pads so my scars can tell the story of how I fell for you.” Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button… Continue Reading

Davon Clark – “Bustelo”

  Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “The only water my people are supposed to know are the Atlantic and firehoses.” Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Davon Clark, 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