Jahman Hill – “Cash Me Ousside” (100K Views!)

“When a white girl says, ‘Cash me ousside, how bout dat?’ She’s dropping hard consonants in order to sound harder, to sound tougher. She’s creating a caricatures of Black identity, built on negative stereotypes.”

Congratulations to Jahman Hill for topping 100,000 views on this absolutely incredible poem! Watch more from Rustbelt 2017 here.

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Best of Button Week 289

“The boy discovers my period blood and says, ‘What do we do? Are you like okay?’”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Angelica Maria Aguilera! Congrats Poet!

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Tianna Clark – “The Ayes Have It”

Filmed by Motionpoems

“I think of how when he tries to hold my hand sometimes, I pull away and now because I don’t love him.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Tianna Clark, filmed by Motionpoems.

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Best of Button Week 288

“I might have wished you more honest, but then what would we have had in common?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Brenna Twohy! Congrats Poet!

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Javon Johnson – “Building” (250K Views!)

The Ill List 2014

“There are days when my heart feels like it’s swallowing itself, when the lonely feels like both the problem and the cure.”

Don’t miss this moving poem from Javon Johnson, performing at The Ill List 2014 in Modesto, CA.

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Best of Button Week 287

“Are you still the runaway if you announce you’re leaving but no one tries to stop you?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Darius Simpson! Congrats Poet!

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Natalie Diaz – “Cranes, Mafiosos and a Polaroid Camera”

A poetry film by Motionpoems

“I told him about the sandhill cranes, the way they dance moving into and giving way to one another.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Natalie Diaz, filmed by Motionpoems.

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Shasparay – “Black Girl Magic” (100K Views!)

“These names are just the shields for the names we speak in the dark to remember our darkness.”

Congratulations to Shasparay for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from WoWPS 2016.here.



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Best of Button Week 283

“The phone app tells me I live in a neighborhood of headless men.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Torrin A. Greathouse! Congrats Poet!

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Best of Button Week 282

“Sometimes, waking up is like falling back asleep into my favorite dream.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Sabrina Benaim! Congrats Poet!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Bianca Phipps!