Julissa Emile – “Tropical Depression” (100K Views!)

“It is the tenth time this year that my mental health has deferred me from cleaning my room.”

Congratulations to Julissa Emile on topping 100,000 views on this remarkable poem! Watch more videos from the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival here!



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Best of Button Week 204

“Why do they call it the land of the free when even the dead can’t leave?”
 
Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Emi Mahmoud, Zack Lesmeister, & Arvind Nandakumar! Congrats poets!
 
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Best of Button Week 203

“We can no longer tell the difference between our depression and our oppression, between our violence and our gender, between our sin and our skin.”
 
Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Alok Vaid-Menon, Mya Rigoli, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & Blythe Baird! Congrats poets!
 
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Crystal Valentine – “Black Privilege” (1M Views!)

“Black privilege is me having already memorized my nephew’s eulogy. My brother’s eulogy. My father’s eulogy. My unconceived child’s eulogy.”

Congratulations to Crystal Valentine on topping 1,000,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more videos from Crystal here and here!



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Best of Button Week 202

“I wrote you too many poems in a language I did not yet know how to speak.”
Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Andrea Gibson, Melinda Hernandez, & Francis Rundle! Congrats poets!
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Sarah Kay – “The Type” (2M Views!)

“Some men will want to hold you like the answer. You are not the answer. You are not the problem.”

Congratulations to Sarah Kay on topping 2,000,000 views on this marvelous poem! Watch more videos from Sarah here and here!



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Best of Button Week 201

“My body is a burning home. Everyone wants out or they want a redeeming story about the arsonist.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Mary Lambert, & Ollie Schminkey! Congrats poets!

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Raych Jackson – “Period Rules” (1M Views!)

“‘That time of the month’ has about double the amount of syllables as ‘period.’”

Congratulations to Raych Jackson on topping 1,000,000 views on this phenomenal poem! Watch more videos from Raych here and here!



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Best of Button Week 200

“If I italicize my sadness, does that make it more romantic?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: River Mason, Sabrina Benaim, & Eliza Hope Duran! Congrats poets!


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