Best of Button Week 384

“I carved my name into your desk, dotted the ‘i’ with a heart. When I wrote ‘Be Mine,’ I didn’t mean like this.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Desireé Dallagiacomo! Congrats Poet!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Dave Harris, George Abraham, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Andrea Gibson, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 382

“In my dream, from somewhere down a hallway of locked doors, a voice asks, ‘What if you aren’t as bad as you suspect you are? What if you will never be as good as you ache?’”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Sarah Kay! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest, open NOW – August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Dave Harris, George Abraham, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Andrea Gibson, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Reagan Myers 1-Year Bookiversary!

It’s the 1-Year Bookiversary of Afterwards by Reagan Myers

We have LIMITED signed copies!

AND 50% OFF paperbacks, eBooks, & audiobooks with code AFTER50.

SHOP REAGAN

ABOUT THE BOOK

Afterwards is a book about the things that come after trauma. It encompasses the different kinds of grief– primarily the loss of a friend to suicide, but also the loss of an important relationship, and dealing with some loss related to family. There are frank discussions of mental illness and the spectrum of emotions that come with moving forward.

PRAISE FOR REAGAN

“In this stunning and unflinchingly reflective collection, Myers teaches us what it means to grieve and shows us, with startling precision, the light of what it means to survive it.”

— Dr. Stacey Waite, author of Butch Geography

SALE ENDS 8.21.22

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 381

“It is here that it becomes obvious the priceless thing you read about as a child, saw in movies, heard about in song, up close is small. Demure. Simple. Of course it deserves to be protected.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Phil Kaye! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest, open NOW – August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Dave Harris, George Abraham, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Andrea Gibson, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Toaster – “Mondays” (100K Views!)

“Hello, love. Hello, moment allowed above the surface like a dolphin at war.”

Congratulations to Toaster for topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Toaster here and here.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open from NOW until August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Hanif Abdurraqib, Michael Lee, L.E. Bowman, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Benaim & Lee Dual Bookiversary Sale

It’s the 5-Year Bookiversary of Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim

AND the 3-Year Bookiversary of The Only Worlds We Know by Michael Lee!

We have LIMITED signed copies of each book, as well as $10 paperbacks, eBooks, & audiobooks!

Don’t miss a chance to collect these items for yourself or gift to a friend! SALE ENDS 8.14.22.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

2022 Video Contest: Call for Submissions

Attention, poets! We value the work of novice and experienced creators and want to give you the opportunity to share it. The winner will receive $500 and their work will be featured on our YouTube.

Finalist judge: Sabrina Benaim, author of Depression & Other Magic Tricks.

Visit our FAQ page for more information!

The 2022 Video Contest closes August 31, 2022. Don’t wait until next year.

ENTER YOUR VIDEO HERE

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 380

“Trust me, I know patience. A Black woman waiting is just another day ending in y.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Ebony Stewart! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest, open NOW – August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 379

“I don’t think we need to live forever in order to matter.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Ollie Schminkey! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest, open NOW – August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 378

“If you get everything done, you will be relaxed. Visualize how relaxed you will be. Now stop. Get everything done.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Phil Kaye! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest, open NOW – August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!