Sarah Kay – “The Type” (3M Views!)

“It is hard to stop loving the ocean, even after it’s left you gasping, salty.”

Congratulations to Sarah Kay for topping 3,000,000 views on this stunning poem! Watch more from Sarah here and here.

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Best of Button Week 377

“These butterflies can’t be pimped. These tokens ain’t free no more.”

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

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Best of Button Week 376

“Don’t ask me why I don’t like men if you hear me say I love women. Men fathom that I hate them simply because I don’t date them, and God knows how wrong they are. I’ve loved man.”

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

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Blythe Baird – “What A Body Inherits (after Hieu Minh Nguyen)” (100K Views!)

“When I was younger, I was convinced my mother was the only person who has ever hated my body more than I did.”

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

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Best of Button Week 375

“You must not understand the gravitas of my pussy – the holy magic, durability that be my pussy.”

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!

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Best of Button Week 374

“I was so far from everything I wanted to be the moment I finally made up my mind to get better.”

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

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Olivia Gatwood – “When I Say That We Are All Teen Girls” (500K Views!)

“When I say that we are all teen girls, what I mean is that when my grandmother called to ask why I didn’t respond to her letter, all I heard was, ‘Why didn’t you text me back? Why don’t you love me?’”

Congratulations to Olivia Gatwood for topping 500,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Olivia here and here.

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Best of Button Week 373

“Instead of a Suicide Note, I Wrote This”

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Best of Button Week 372

“I cannot tell you how many times a family member has told me they love me, but do not agree with the life I live.”

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!

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In Memoriam of Tessa Gartin (aka Asset Nitrag)

We have recently learned that a member of the poetry community, and submitter to our most recent chapbook contest, Tessa Gartin (aka Asset Nitrag), passed away during the judging process.

We are honored to have had the opportunity to read Tessa’s work. To celebrate their life and literary achievements, we would like to share a poem from their manuscript, CONFESSIONS OF AN ICEBERG.

Our hearts go out to Tessa’s family and loved ones. Rest in poetry.

Photo is used with permission granted by the Gartin family.