Best of 2018 #10: Julissa Emile – “Tropical Depression”

Best of 2018 #10: Julissa Emile – “Tropical Depression”

“Maybe the women of my family are hurricanes, and maybe hurricane is just a name that man gave to mother nature’s reclamation of herself.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2018! Coming in tenth on the list, “Tropical Depression” by Julissa Emile. Congratulations Julissa!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views. Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.



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Best of Button Week 195

“I know that telling someone is a fight within itself. It’s like being swallowed all over again when someone refuses to help. So I see you, and I believe you.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Best of Button Week 194

“I have a few happy friends. I ask them about being happy the same way my high school friends ask me about being gay, ‘So, what do you people do exactly? How do you do IT?’”

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, Jared Singer, & Adrienne Novy! Congrats poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Jesse Parent – “To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter” (4M Views!)

“If you break her heart, I will hear it snap with the ear I pressed against her mother’s belly.”

Congratulations to Jesse Parent on topping 4,000,000 views on this remarkable poem! Watch more videos from Jesse here and here!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and posters, and books by Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, and our newest release from Phil Kaye!

Best of Button Week 193

“Ain’t a lion still a lion without his mane?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Raych Jackson, Sophie Priceman, & Neil Hilborn! Congrats poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Safia Elhillo – “Alien Suite” (100K Views!)

“Did our mothers invent loneliness, or did it make them our mothers?”

Congratulations to Safia Elhillo on topping 100,000 views on this immaculate poem! Watch more videos from Safia here and here!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and posters, and books by Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, and our newest release from Phil Kaye!

Best of Button Week 192

“My grandma doesn’t post pictures of me on Facebook anymore. In fact, she’s deleted every trace of me. But she can’t delete our history.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Tabatha Perez, Phil Kaye, & Jaz Sufi! Congrats poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Neil Hilborn, and our newest release from Phil Kaye!

Patrick Roche – “Every 40 Seconds” (250K Views!)

“This is a eulogy for those swallowed by their own minds.”

Congratulations to Patrick Roche on topping 250,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more videos from Patrick here and here!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and posters, and books by Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, and our newest release from Phil Kaye!

Best of Button Week 190

“I promise I will catch you like you are the last drop of water.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Neil Hilborn, and our newest release from Phil Kaye!