Iain Kohn – “Terrified of People” (100K Views!)

“Loneliness is my specialty, like trembling is that of an earthquake, or how a closet is supposed to hide all the right parts of me.”

Congratulations to Iain Kohn on topping 100,000 views on this excellent poem! You can check out more of Iain’s work here.
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Marvin Hodges – “Blue Genes” (100K Views!)

“And Grandpa, he’s got it too. I never correct him when he gets my name wrong. At least I remind him of someone, right?”

Congratulations to Marvin Hodges on topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! You can check out more of Marvin’s work here and here.
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Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye – “When Love Arrives” (250K Views!)

“Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to,
and love leaves exactly when love must.”

Congratulations to Button author Sam Sax on topping 100,000 views on this amazing poem! Sam’s book, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters, is available here.
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Raven Taylor – “How to Survive Being a Black Girl” (100K Views!)

“Beware of men who enjoy girls who do not love themselves.
Surely, they will mistake your skin for an eclipse that you are ashamed
to witness.”

Congratulations to Raven Taylor on topping 100,000 views on this excellent poem!
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Sam Sax – “Learning to Breathe Water” (100K Views!)

“Learning is just the brain’s neural pathways
being beaten into a new shape by life.”

Congratulations to Button author Sam Sax on topping 100,000 views on this amazing poem! Sam’s book, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters, is available here.
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Melissa Newman-Evans – “9 Things I Would Like to Tell to Every Teenage Girl” (250K Views!)

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

Congratulations to Melissa Newman-Evans on topping 250,000 views on this excellent poem! Check out more great work from Melissa here and here.
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Bianca Phipps – “The Heartbreaker Poem” (250K Views!)

“Your father teaches you how to be the first one to walk away. Leave, before they realize you were not worth staying for.”

Congratulations to Bianca Phipps on topping 100,000 views on this stunning poem! Check out more great poems from Bianca here, here and here.
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