Best of Button Week 357

“The idea is to strike your opponent without them striking you.”

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, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Hanif Abdurraqib – “All Of The Ways I’ve Kept Myself Alive” (100K Views!)

“I imagined a single bird for everyone I loved, carrying them perhaps to a new and cleaner place.”

Congratulations to Hanif Abdurraqib for topping 100,000 views on this amazing poem! Watch more from Hanif here and here.

Hanif’s incredible book, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Phil Kaye, Dave Harris, Kevin Kantor, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Best of Button Week 356

“Being angry at dying people is never fair. They need you. You’re the one that’s still alive.”

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!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Ollie Schminkey, Andrea Gibson, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!

Andrea Gibson – “The Day You Died Because You Wanted To” (100K Views!)

“Imagine choosing nothing at all. Imagine something hurting that bad.”

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

Get Andrea’s phenomenal book, YOU BETTER BE LIGHTNING!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Phil Kaye, Dave Harris, Kevin Kantor, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!

Best of Button Week 355

“‘Bitch.’ I ignore him when he calls me that. It’s the only way he knows how to affirm his manhood. By putting down a woman, even when a woman is not in the room.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Phil Kaye, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!

Yesika Salgado – “Brown Girl” (100K Views!)

“I think in English but my tongue is dressed in Spanish. I am always missing a word for something in either language.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Natasha T. Miller, Phil Kaye, Dave Harris, Kevin Kantor, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest releases from Andrea Gibson and Rachel Wiley!

Best of Button Week 354

“I graffiti billboards with the page of my diary the bullies start the rumors with. I tie that page to the end of a kite string and run a crooked line through the straightest mile of the Bible Belt.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Phil Kaye, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Blythe Baird, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!

Bianca Phipps – “Almosts” (1M Views!)

“Words can only help you if you speak them.”

Congratulations to Bianca Phipps for topping 1,000,000 views on this phenomenal poem! Watch more from Bianca here and here.

Bianca’s fantastic debut book, CROWN NOBLE, is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Natasha T. Miller, Phil Kaye, Dave Harris, Kevin Kantor, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest releases from Andrea Gibson and Rachel Wiley!

Best of Button Week 353

“I guess that I’m always saying the wrong thing. I try to say ‘thank you for loving me,’ but instead I say ‘I’m sorry I’m so hard to love.’”

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!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Ollie Schminkey, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, William Evans, Blythe Baird, Kevin Kantor, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Emi Mahmoud – “The Colors We Ascribe” (100K Views!)

“I want to spill every color from this form. I want to leave a canvas sinking with the weight of my pedigree. I want to be able to look at a sunrise and not see my entire family falling to pieces.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!