Best of Button Week 49

Sienna Burnett Survivor Best of Button

“I realize now that I cannot grow for anybody but myself.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Sienna Burnett, Sarah Kay, & Mike McGee. Congratulations poets!

Make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store!

Best of Button Week 48

Crystal Valentine Fox News Best of Button

“Will it reimburse me for my cousin’s casket? Will it unbury his body? Will it remove his name from a tombstone?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Crystal Valentine, Johnny Osi, Sean Mulroy & RJ Walker. Congratulations poets!

Make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store!

Nate Marshall – “When the Officer Caught Me”

Nate Officer Website

“The voice shot out, a stray bullet of accusation. Stop, police!

Our jog became sprint. How could you blame us?”

Check out this excellent poem from Nate Marshall, performing at his book release party.

You can find this poem and more in Nate’s book, Blood Percussion.

Neil Hilborn – “Memorial Day”

Neil Memorial Day Website

“They’re holding hands like one or both of them have cancer. Or maybe it’s their anniversary, but their car was just towed.”

Don’t miss this new poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at YouTube Space LA. Check it out (along with more poems, including OCD) in his debut book, Our Numbered Days.

Best of Button Week 47

Eric Best of Button

“I did just come out against polar bears in an argument. I’m not saying we shouldn’t try to save them, but they are mean, and will eat us.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Eric Sirota, Melissa Lozada-Oliva & Jonathan Mendoza. Congratulations poets!

Make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store!

Khary Jackson – “Carolina” (Button Poetry Live)

Khary Jackson Carolina Website

“They stopped asking me why I howled in my sleep. They knew better than to call you a fever.”

Don’t miss this poem from Khary Jackson, performing at Button Poetry Live (one of the winningest pieces in slam history).

Minnesota folks! Don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live, February 1st in downtown Saint Paul!