Best of Button Week 116

“The love I want is a basketball; a heavy thumping in the chest.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Sabrina Benaim & Fayise Abrahim. Congratulations poets!

Check out Sabrina’s incredible forthcoming book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks.

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out all our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn and our new book from Olivia Gatwood!

Dave McAlinden – “If I Was Your God” (250K Views!)

“See, if I was a therapist, you probably wouldn’t want to go to me. But I would listen. Like a best friend on Adderall.”

Congratulations to Dave on topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, and Aaron Coleman!

Siaara Freeman – “The Drug Dealer’s Daughter” (500K Views!)

“Some nights I put on my father’s chalk outline and I teach it how to walk.”

Congratulations to Siaara on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem.
Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and new books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, and Aaron Coleman!

Justin Lamb – “For the People Who Ask Me If I’m Tired” (500K Views!)

“The only way your query would be useful would be if it were the preface to a longer, more solution-oriented statement, like ‘Hey! Are you tired? Because I just set up a hammock in your office!'”

Congratulations to Justin on topping 500,000 views on this marvelous poem. Check out more from Justin here and here.
Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and new books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, and Aaron Coleman!

Best of Button Week 114

“I guess my body belongs nowhere, and there is no word for that.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Chrysanthemum Tran & T. Miller. Congratulations poets!

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn and our new book from Olivia Gatwood!

Jess Rizkallah – “i am but i’m not” (100K Views!)

“I don’t look like most of my family, I look like the people who hurt my family.”

Congratulations to Jess on topping 100,000 views on this wonderful poem.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, and Aaron Coleman!

Doc Luben – 14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes (1M Views!)

“How do we forgive ourselves for all the things we did not become?”

Congratulations to Doc on topping 1,000,000 views on this remarkable poem. Check out more from Doc here and here.



Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!
And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and new books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Aaron Coleman!

Best of Button Week 113

“Fuckboy tells me lipstick should only be reserved for special occasions; so now I wear it all the time.”



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

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn and our new book from Olivia Gatwood!