Danez Smith – “Dear White America” (250K Views!)

“I count my brothers, and in the morning when some do not
survive to be counted, I count the holes they leave.”

Congratulations to Button author Danez Smith on topping 250,000 views on this powerful poem. Check out this poem and more from Danez in his book, black movie.



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Sam Sax – “Essay on Crying in Public” (250K Views!)

“How bad does the news have to be before you get to shoot the messenger? How can we bury the hatchet when it always ends up in my back?”

Congratulations to Button author Sam Sax on topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem. Check out more of Sam’s work in his book, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters.



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Mercedez Holtry – “My Blood Is Beautiful” (100K Views!)

“I’m a walking history lesson, proof that we all come from
the same tree but eventually outgrow our roots.”

Congratulations to Mercedez on topping 100,000 views on this excellent poem. Check out more of Mercedez’s work here and here.



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Sarah Kay – “Mrs. Ribeiro” (100K Views!)

“Listen to one another like you know you are scholars. Artists. Scientists. Athletes. Musicians. Like you know you will be the ones to shape this world.”

Congratulations to Sarah on topping 100,000 views on this wonderful poem! Check out more of Sarah’s work here and here.



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Neil Hilborn – “Moving Day” (100K Views!)

“A sparrow flew just over my feet, its wings
beating against its own body, a sound not unlike applause.”

Congratulations to Neil on topping 100,000 on this gorgeous poem. You can get this poem and more in his best-selling book, Our Numbered Days.



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