Tonya Ingram – “Thirteen” (1M Views!)

“The first said: you must be a man, as much as you want it. Then offered a glass of water, which is to say, ‘have I not baptized you enough?’”

Congratulations to Tonya Ingram for topping 1,000,000 views on this stunning poem! Watch more from Tonya here and here.

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Best of Button Week 367

“This is war by Copaganda. Turn your favorite Black radical into Officer Friendly. Give them a seat in middle-class America with a budget the size of a buddy cop film.”

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

Submit a cover of your favorite poem to our 2021 Button Poetry Cover Contest! Open NOW – May 16, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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 Steven Willis!

Alex Dang – “Everything Must Go” (100K Views!)

“This is far from your last supper. Everything must go. Nothing left except cold, hard cash.”

Congratulations to Alex Dang for topping 100,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Alex Dang here and here.

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Best of Button Week 366

“How are you trying to convince me you’re my safe space when you’ve only put me in unsafe spaces?”

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

Submit a cover of your favorite poem to our 2021 Button Poetry Cover Contest! Open NOW – May 16, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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 Steven Willis!

Lily Myers – “Shrinking Women” (6M Views!)

“And I never meant to replicate her, but spend enough time sitting across from someone and you pick up their habits.”

Congratulations to Lily Myers for topping 6,000,000 views on this phenomenal poem! Watch more from Lily Myers here.

Submit a cover of your favorite poem to our 2021 Button Poetry Cover Contest! Open NOW – May 16, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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Best of Button Week 365

“Hold me down long enough and I’ll figure out how to turn these chains into a crown.”

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!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Ollie Schminkey, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Dave Harris, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Brenna Twohy – “I am Not Clinically Crazy Anymore // When the Crazy Came Back” (100K Views!)

“This body knows fear, like a front porch knows welcome. It is always coming home.”

Congratulations to Brenna Twohy for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from Brenna here and here.

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Best of Button Week 364

“Tales from a Black woman working in higher ed…”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Ollie Schminkey, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Kevin Kantor, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Ashe Vernon – “For Anyone Who’s Listening” (100K Views!)

“I have no problem with my body, just the things everyone else seems to assign to it.”

Congratulations to Ashe Vernon for topping 100,000 views on this amazing poem! Watch more from the Women of the World Poetry Slam here.

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Best of Button Week 363

“If I cannot embarrass myself around you, then I don’t want to love you either.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Ollie Schminkey, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Kevin Kantor, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!