Best of Button Week 63

Franny Choi Peter Liang Best of Button

“I will not mourn that justice was served to you, I will only keep demanding that the white versions of you get what you got.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Franny Choi, Elizabeth Acevedo & Jasmine Bell. Congratulations poets!

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Theresa Davis – “Like Like” (Happy Mother’s Day!)

Theresa Mother's Day

“I am so full of hope. I am just like my son.”

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at Button, to all the moms on our channel, in our audience, and everywhere. In honor of those moms, check out this lovely poem from Theresa Davis.

Denice Frohman – “Dear Straight People” (2M Views!)

Denice 2 Million Website

“I don’t like closets, but you made the living room an unshared space and now I’m feeling like a guest in my own house.”

Congratulations to Denice Frohman on topping 2,000,000 views on YouTube! It’s been just over three years since this poem became the first viral video on the Button channel. Check out more of Denice’s work here and here.

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Taylor Steele Best of Button

“Amanda says ‘it’s lit,’ and a million hands snap in Z formation. I say ‘it’s lit,’ and I find myself burning at the stake.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Taylor Steele, Sarah Ogutu & Thadra Sheridan. Congratulations poets!

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Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (500K Views!)

Blythe Best of Button Website

“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you to go the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird on reaching 500,000 views on her poem! Check out more of Blythe’s work here and here.

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Danez Smith – “Dogs!” (AWP 2016)

Danez Smith Dogs Website

“A dead dog is a hero. A dead lion is a hero. A cloned sheep is a miracle. A dead child is a tragedy, depending on the color, the nation, the occupation or non-occupation of the parents.”

Check out this incredible poem from Danez Smith. And don’t miss his book, Black Movie, available now in our store!

Best of Button Week 59

Tanesha Nicole Best of Button

“I’m afraid we’ve reached the capacity of this poem. This list is too long; it’s getting crowded.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Tanesha Nicole & Casandra Faith. Congratulations poets!

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Michael Lee – “Just Yesterday” (100K Views!)

Michael Lee Just Yesterday 100k

“Sometimes I want to kill my uncle for being a more miserable drunk than I was. Sometimes I want him to die already so I can write about it. Sometimes I, too, want to be a poem.”

Congratulations to Michael Lee on reaching 100,000 views for his poem. Check out more from Michael here and here.

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