Best of Button Week 44

Anna Best of Button

“Ironic, isn’t it, that I can’t really do this life alone anymore, and this will keep me alone?”

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: Anna Binkovitz, Jensen McRae, and Alex Copeland. Congratulations poets!

Button Poetry Reaches 100,000,000 Views!

One Hundred Million

The Button YouTube channel just topped a hundred million views! What a way to ring in the new year. That’s over 450 years of poetry viewed on our channel in the last few years.

Endless thanks to all of you who have watched and shared these artists. Check out our most popular videos of all time below.

Best of 2015 #1: Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley – “Lost Voices”

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“To tell me you know my pain is to stab yourself in the leg because you saw me get shot. We have two different wounds, and looking at yours does nothing to heal mine.”

Finishing our countdown, here’s the top video on Button from 2015: “Lost Voices” by Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley. Congratulations poets!

Best of 2015 #2: Kevin Kantor – “People You May Know”

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“Every day I write a poem titled ‘Tomorrow’. It is a hand-written list of the people I know that love me, and I make sure to put my own name at the top.”

Heading into the new year, we’re counting down the top videos on Button from 2015! Coming in second on the list, “People You May Know” by Kevin Kantor. Congratulations Kevin!

Best of 2015 #3: Sarah Kay – “The Type”

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“It is hard to stop loving the ocean, even after it’s left you gasping, salty.”

Heading into the new year, we’re counting down the top videos on Button from 2015! Coming in third on the list, “The Type” by Sarah Kay. Congratulations Sarah!

Best of 2015 #4: Clementine von Radics – “For Teenage Girls”

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“Little girls with big ideas are much scarier than monsters.”

Heading into the new year, we’re counting down the top videos on Button from 2015! Coming in fourth on the list, “For Teenage Girls” by Clementine von Radics. Congratulations Clementine!

Best of 2015 #5: Crystal Valentine – “Black Privilege”

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“Black privilege is me having already memorized my nephew’s eulogy, my brother’s eulogy, my father’s eulogy, my unconceived child’s eulogy.”

For the next five days heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top videos on Button from 2015! Coming in fifth on the list, “Black Privilege” by Crystal Valentine. Congratulations Crystal! Watch the video below.

Best of Button Week 43

Rob Gibsun Best of Button

“I don’t like goodbyes anymore. I force myself to say see you soon.”

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: RJ Walker & Rob Gibsun. Congratulations poets!

Congratulations to Poetry Slam, Inc!

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Congratulations to Poetry Slam, Inc. on topping 2,000,000 views on their YouTube channel! All of the performances we film from finals stages at the annual Women of the World Poetry Slam, National Poetry Slam, and Individual World Poetry Slam go up over there, so make sure to subscribe and check it all out!