Rudy Francisco – “Scars/To the New Boyfriend” (1M Views!)

“Cupid is irresponsible, and I’m tired of him using me for target practice.”

Congratulations to Rudy Francisco for topping 1,000,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rudy here and here.

The gorgeous re-release of Rudy’s Helium, is now available!

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Best of Button Week 360

“Dear universe, I’m still standing here. I’m still loving here, in this body, with this heart.”

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, Javon Johnson, Kevin Kantor, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Best of Button Week 359

“I learn there is a season for everything. A wood-guided wind pollinates the many worlds with a single shiver. A thousand leaves unfurl.”

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

Best of Button Week 358

“Dear professor ‘helpful,’ when I told you that I could not find a tutor or other students to study with, you told me that sometimes I’ll just be given a textbook and expected to learn it.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Miona Short! 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, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Shay Alexi – “And This Time the Butter Rejects the Knife” (100K Views!)

“Remember when you asked some dumb shit on our first date like, ‘What’s your favorite color?’ I said, ‘Yellow.’ What I meant to say was, ‘The color of myself.’ What I meant to say was, ‘My favorite color is myself.’”

Congratulations to Shay Alexi for topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Shay 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, Dave Harris, Kevin Kantor, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Best of Button Week 357

“The idea is to strike your opponent without them striking you.”

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, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Hanif Abdurraqib – “All Of The Ways I’ve Kept Myself Alive” (100K Views!)

“I imagined a single bird for everyone I loved, carrying them perhaps to a new and cleaner place.”

Congratulations to Hanif Abdurraqib for topping 100,000 views on this amazing poem! Watch more from Hanif here and here.

Hanif’s incredible book, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much is now available!

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Best of Button Week 356

“Being angry at dying people is never fair. They need you. You’re the one that’s still alive.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Ollie Schminkey! 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, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Javon Johnson, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!

Andrea Gibson – “The Day You Died Because You Wanted To” (100K Views!)

“Imagine choosing nothing at all. Imagine something hurting that bad.”

Congratulations to Andrea Gibson for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from Andrea here and here.

Get Andrea’s phenomenal book, YOU BETTER BE LIGHTNING!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Phil Kaye, Dave Harris, Kevin Kantor, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!