Best of Button Week 222

“My parents’ break happened over just one night, though my sister and I had heard creaking for years; so loud it kept us up some nights.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Phil Kaye, A.M. Pressman, & Franny Choi! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

RJ Walker – “My Mother Explains My Depression to Me” (100k views!)

“She says, ‘See? Don’t you feel better?’ And she does not know that I tried to drown myself accidentally on purpose for the second time today.”

Congratulations to RJ Walker for topping 100,000 views on this heartrending poem! Watch more videos from RJ 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Best of Button Week 221

“I am Black before woman in February, woman before Black on Sundays, queer before Black on Pride Day.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Crystal Valentine, & Rachel Wiley! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Porsha Olayiwola – “Father’s American Dream” (100K Views!)

“The bills picked up, so my mother picked up two jobs and she’s been working them ever since.”

Congratulations to Porsha O. for topping 100,000 views on this moving poem! Watch more videos from Porsha 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Best of Button Week 220

“Praise everything we build under the table: the underworld of workers and wielders, America’s thumping baseline, the chorus of a country.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Denice Frohman, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & Zack Lesmeister! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Jesse Parent – “The Parts of Her That Matter” (100K views!)

“When we had to tell our kids that my wife had cancer, my eldest son held it together, made it into math. My daughter shattered like a slipped and soapy plate, but my youngest, the eight-year-old, went silent as sleep, eyes wide and wet.”

Congratulations to Jesse Parent for topping 100,000 views on this beautiful poem! Watch more videos from Jesse 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Best of Button Week 219

“You can’t say no to a question you were never asked.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Blythe Baird, Nora Cooper, & Sy! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Toaster – “Tall People Privilege” (100K Views!)

“It’s scientifically proven that tall people are more attractive or some shit.”

Congratulations to Toaster for topping 100,000 views on this hilarious poem! Watch more videos from Toaster 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Best of Button Week 218

“Don’t forget my fist is stronger than any bullet.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Golden, Andrea Gibson, Phil Kaye, & Bilal Moon! Congrats Poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Jonathan Mendoza – “Brown Boy, White Boy” (100K Views!)

“Biracial boy is tug-of-war, but biracial boy is both sets of hands pulling at each end.”

Congratulations to Jonathan Mendoza for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more videos from Jonathan 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!