Steven Willis – “How the Hood Loves You Back” (500K Views!)

“Ain’t it funny how quickly death becomes fashionable?”

Congratulations to Steven Willis for topping 500,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rustbelt 2017 here.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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!

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

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.



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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!

Melissa Newman-Evans – “9 Things I Would Like to Tell to Every Teenage Girl” (1M Views!)

“The world is trying to kill you. It is trying to do this by stealing your voice.”

Congratulations to Melissa Newman-Evans for topping 1,000,000 views on this unbelievable poem! Watch more from Button Poetry Live here.



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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!

T. Miller – “The Difference Between a Girlfriend and a Woman” (1M Views!)

“A girlfriend will give you butterflies. A woman will give you eagles with wings strong enough to cause a hurricane in your lungs every time you take a breath in her presence.”

Congratulations to T. Miller for topping 1,000,000 views on this unbelievable poem! Watch more from Button Poetry Live here.



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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!

Gabriel Ramirez – “Black Boy Auditions For His Own Funeral” (100K Views!!)

“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.”

Congratulations to Gabriel Ramirez for topping 100,000 views on this incredible 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, 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!

Nora Cooper – “On Silence” (100K Views!)

“Even when you say nothing, I believe you.”

Congratulations to Nora Cooper for topping 100,000 views on this magnificent 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, 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!

Doc Luben – “14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes” (2M Views!)

“How do we forgive ourselves for all of the things we did not become?”

Congratulations to Doc Luben for topping 2,00,000 views on this great poem! Watch more IWPS 2014 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!