Button Round-Up 14

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It’s the weekend, so you know what that means, another installment of Button’s Round-Up! This week we have lots of poems, some articles, and more! Enjoy!

Slam Poetry: A new generation of multicultural poets empowered through the spoken word
This article comes all the way from Australia. It covers a lot of ground concerning the impact of slam poetry in Australia, such as it’s place in bridging racial divides. It’s refreshing to read a story about slam poetry not focused on America!

The Adroit Journal’s 2016 Best of the Net Nominees
The Adroit Journal released its list of nominees for its Best of the Net Anthology, an annual collection of works from around the internet. This year’s list includes Button regulars Fatimah Asghar, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Sam Sax. Congratulations poets!

Three Poems by Jonathan Jacob Moore
Here are three poems by Jonathan Jacob Moore, also known as Jon Jon. The poems are titled “frank ocean and all black things that disappear on their own”, “owed to the work”, and “ghazal for bitchboi”. Enjoy!

Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips
This one is for educators and parents in the Boston area. Designed for grades 1-4, 826 Boston offers a two-hour workshop that will help young students create their own books! This is a wonderful opportunity to show young kids the power and fun behind creating books outside of the classroom.

Pinwheel Journal Issue 11
The latest issue of Pinwheel Journal was released this week. The list features Button poet Hanif Abdurraqib, and (for the second time this week) Hieu Minh Nguyen and sam sax! Once again, congratulations poets!

“Why We Need The Get Down’s Hip-Hop Myths” by Hanif Abdurraqib
Speaking of Hanif, he recently had a new essay published by MTV. The essay is about The Get Down and the cultural importance of myths like the origins of rap and hip-hop. Thank you, Hanif, for this amazing piece.

And that’s it for this week’s round-up! I hope you enjoyed all the reading material. See you again next week!

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Spencer Brownstein is a poet, student, and Button staffer living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He loves beanies, dogs, and a nice cigarette after dinner.