Best of Button Week 199

“He leaves cleansed and I remain calloused.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Cassandra Myers & Kaveh Akbar! 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 Andrea Gibson!

Sam Rush – “Neverland” (100K Views!)

“When I was a little boy I played Peter. I played Peter, but should have known it could only ever be make believe.”

Congratulations to Sam Rush on topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more videos from Sam 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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Best of Button Week 198

“Pills and alcohol go together like bullets and a gun.”

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

Blythe’s forthcoming book, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK, is now available for pre-order!


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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 Andrea Gibson!

Amin Drew Law – “Unsaid” (100K Views!)

“Both of my parents died of overdoses. I paid for their funerals with drug money. There goes that irony again.”

Congratulations to Amin Drew Law on topping 100,000 views on this astonishing poem! Watch more videos from the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam 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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Sarah Kay – “Mrs. Ribeiro” (250K Views!)

“She made us wonder. She made us question. She made us proud of what we had learned.”

Congratulations to Sarah Kay on topping 250,000 views on this marvelous poem! Watch more videos from Sarah 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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Best of Button Week 197

“Here’s to the root work, to building a house of cards on a moving train, to giving ourselves a second chance to be amazed by the stillness of our hands and the length of our temper.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Mila Cuda & Sarah Nwafor, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & Muna Abdulahi! Congrats poets!

Desireé’s forthcoming book, SINK, is now available for pre-order!


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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 Andrea Gibson!

Best of Button Week 196

“I know, the nights we shatter hourglasses to fall asleep. The afternoons we take photographs of our own shadows just to prove that we left a mark.”

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, Sabrina Benaim, & A.M. Pressman! Congrats poets!

Check out Phil & Sabrina’s books below!


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Get Sabrina’s Book Here
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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 Andrea Gibson!

Best of 2018 #1: Rachel Wiley – “The Fat Joke”

Best of 2018 #1: Rachel Wiley – “The Fat Joke”

“Fat girl walks into the world and says, ‘World, it hurts to exist like this.’ And the world says, ‘So stop existing like that.’”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2018! Coming in first on the list, “The Fat Joke” by Rachel Wiley. Congratulations Rachel!


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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.



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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Best of 2018 #2: Rudy Francisco – “Scars/To the New Boyfriend”

Best of 2018 #2: Rudy Francisco – “Scars/To the New Boyfriend”

“There is nothing rational about love. Love stutters when it gets nervous, love trips over its own shoelaces. Love is clumsy, and my heart refuses to wear a helmet.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2018! Coming in second on the list, “Scars/To the New Boyfriend” by Rudy Francisco. Congratulations Rudy!

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.


Get Rudy’s Book Here
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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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Best of 2018 #3: Neil Hilborn – “You Can’t Be Depressed”

Best of 2018 #3: Neil Hilborn – “You Can’t Be Depressed”

“My last birthday, I was surrounded by people who loved me, and the loudest thought in my head was still, ‘They wouldn’t even be sad if you died.’”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2018! Coming in third on the list, You Can’t Be Depressed” by Neil Hilborn. Congratulations Neil!

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.


Get Neil’s Book Here
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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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!