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.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Phil Kaye, Ebony Stewart, Omar Holmon, Blythe Baird, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

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!

Blythe Baird – “The Kindest Thing She Almost Did” (500K Views!)

“When she tells me that she loves me and that she has a lying problem on the same day, I know I am completely and utterly fucked.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 500,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Blythe here and here.

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Best of Button Week 362

“The men in my family love to say ‘not all men,’ but why is it all women, then?”

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

Nora Cooper – “Depression, the Dude” (250K Views!)

“My depression is like that guy lifting directly in front of the weight rack.”

Congratulations to Nora Cooper for topping 250,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Nora Cooper here and here.

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Best of Button Week 361

“He says I should write him a love poem. That he only hears poetry in me when I am growling out in pain. That I should drop this penetrating gaze, melt this chip off my shoulder, pretend that men don’t have a history of ruining worlds.”

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