Best of Button Week 249

“Imagine choosing nothing at all. Imagine something hurting that bad.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Andrea Gibson, T. Miller, Kevin Kantor, & Jared Singer! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Brenna Twohy, & our newest releases from Porsha Olayiwola & Jared Singer!

Jahman Hill – “White Heaven” (250K Views!)

“Last week, I was informed that when Black people die and go to heaven, they go through this purification process, and God will turn them white, like everybody else in heaven.”

Congratulations to Jahman Hill for topping 250,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from Rustbelt 2018 here.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Best of Button Week 248

“The day I was born, he fled. I chased. We both runnin’.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Dave Harris, Blythe Baird, Adam Falkner, & Raych Jackson! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Brenna Twohy, & our newest releases from Porsha Olayiwola & Jared Singer!

Javon Johnson – “Debt” (100K Views!)

“When tuition is steadily rising and starting salaries are dropping, degrees become no different than a designer bag: a cheap fashion statement not even worth a trip to the mall.”

Congratulations to Javon Johnson for topping 100,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Button Poetry Live here.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Best of Button Week 247

“What does it mean when you and your love sleep in the same bed for the last time & you lie awake saying nothing because you know it?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Michael Lee, A.M. Pressman, Neil Hilborn, Sarah Abbas, & Jordan Bailey! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Brenna Twohy, & our newest releases from Porsha Olayiwola & Jared Singer!

Hieu Minh Nguyen – “Notes on Staying” (100k)

“I feel most like my mother’s son when I am lonely.”

Congratulations to Hieu Minh Nguyen for topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Button Poetry Live here.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Best of 2019 #1: Sabrina Benaim – “The Truth Has Three Sides”

Best of 2019 #1: Sabrina Benaim – “The Truth Has Three Sides”

“I love you, still, I’m not sorry I don’t want to write about you anymore.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in first on the list, “The Truth Has Three Sides” by Sabrina Benaim. Congratulations Sabrina!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Best of 2019 #2: Emi Mahmoud – “No One Tells You How Easy It Is to Fall in Love or How Hard It Is to Stay There”

Best of 2019 #2: Emi Mahmoud – “No One Tells You How Easy It Is to Fall in Love or How Hard It Is to Stay There”

“I count the exits in a room as quickly as I count the exits in a conversation.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in second on the list, “No One Tells You How Easy It Is to Fall in Love or How Hard It Is to Stay There” by Emi Mahmoud. Congratulations Emi!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Edwin Bodney – “When a Boy Tells You He Loves You” (3M Views!)

“That was when you learned that when a boy says I love you he means I am getting ready to be inconsistent with you now.”

Congratulations to Edwin Bodney for topping 3,000,000 views on this amazing poem! Watch more Los Angeles poetry here.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Best of 2019 #3: Gabriel Ramirez – “Black Boy Auditions For His Own Funeral”

Best of 2019 #5: Gabriel Ramirez – “Black Boy Auditions For His Own Funeral”

“Take what flowers grow from me, make a bouquet from my mother, for all mothers who lose children and are left with shovels to bury what they thought would be the rest of their lives.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in third on the list, “Black Boy Auditions For His Own Funeral” by Gabriel Ramirez. Congratulations Gabriel!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!