Best of Button Week 238

“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.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Jahman Hill, & Golden! 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, & our newest releases from Raych Jackson and Brenna Twohy!

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!

Dan Roman – “Living with Depression” (500K Views!)

“He wants my friends and family to forget my name, only remember his.”

Congratulations to Dan Roman for topping 500,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more CUPSI 2015 here 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

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 Button Week 237

“They are survived only by all the ways they could really fucking never.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Rachel Wiley, Zenaida Peterson, & Andrea Gibson! 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, & our newest releases from Raych Jackson and Brenna Twohy!

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!

Jamie Mortara – “Some Things You Need to Know Before Dating Me” (1M Views!)

“I like long walks on the beach, directly into the bottom of the ocean.”

Congratulations to Jamie Mortara on topping 1,000,000 views on this beautiful poem. Check out more videos from Jamie 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

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 Button Week 236

“You made it through, girl. You made it through every single time the world scratched and skid to an end. You woke up. Tomorrow shoved you out of bed.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Blythe Baird, Angelica Maria Aguilera, & Porsha Olayiwola! 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, & our newest releases from Raych Jackson and Brenna Twohy!

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 Button Week 235

“There is no light at the end of this tunnel, so it’s a good thing we brought matches.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Guante, & Cassandra Myers! 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, & our newest releases from Raych Jackson and Brenna Twohy!

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!

Raven McGill – “Meanwhile, in Post-Racist America” (100K Views!)

“It’s ‘fun’ and ‘edgy’ for someone else to wear our face, but damning for us to wear our face.”

Congratulations to Raven McGill on topping 100,000 views on this inexorable poem! Watch more videos from the National Poetry Slam 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

Best of Button Week 234

“This body hates being told to love itself.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Tanesha Nicole Tyler, & Pages Matam! 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

Javon Johnson – “When The Cancer Comes” (100K Views!)

“At this rate, we will have to lower our dead into ground they could not afford to live in.”

Congratulations to Javon Johnson on topping 100,000 views on this moving poem! Watch more videos from Javon here and 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, & our newest release from Michael Lee!

Best of Button Week 233

“The way I got here wasn’t learning about me and my culture. The way I got here was learning about you and your culture.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Muna Abdulahi, EJ Shoenborn, & Brenna Twohy! 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Dave Harris, & our newest release from Michael Lee!