Patrick Roche – “21” (6 Million Views!)

“I come up with a theory that my father started drinking again because maybe he found out that I’m gay. Like if he could make everything else blurry maybe somehow I’d look straight.”

Congratulations to Patrick on topping SIX MILLION VIEWS on this incredible poem. Check out more from Patrick here and here.

Come see Patrick Roche perform in Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!




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Rachel Wiley – “For Fat Girls Who Considered Starvation When Bulimia Wasn’t Enough” (250K Views!)

“My mouth is a music box. A small girl spins gracefully at the back of my throat, on point.”

Congratulations to Rachel on topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem. Check out more from Rachel 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 books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, and Aaron Coleman!

Best of Button Week 112

“The greatest miracle is convincing me my existence is progress.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Dave Harris & Theron Jenkins. 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!

Javon Johnson – “A Letter to My Unborn Daughter” (500K Views!)

“Someday you will learn that I reserve the sweetest parts of myself just for you.”

Congratulations to Javon on topping 500,000 views on this spectacular poem. Check out more from Javon here and here.



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 111

“Dear Brain, you’re a good listener, but you give horrible relationship advice.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Rudy Francisco & Rhiannon McGavin. Congratulations poets! Make sure to check out Rudy’s forthcoming debut book.

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!

Olivia Gatwood – “Ode to the Women on Long Island” (100K Views!)

“When they call you a bitch, say thank you, thank you very much.”

Congratulations to Olivia on topping 100,000 views on this phenomenal poem. Check out this poem and more from Olivia’s best-selling new poetry book, New American Best Friend.



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, and Aaron Coleman!

Ben Wenzl – “Mental Illness: The Musical!” (100K Views!)

“The role of college will be played by me sleeping, also the role of work will be played by me sleeping.”

Congratulations to Ben on topping 100,000 views on this fantastic poem. Check out more from Ben here and here.



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!

Best of Button Week 110

“Sunlight falls on the curves of your skin with no complaints and does not wish to change your shadow. I wish people were like sunlight too.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Diksha Bijlani & Pamela J. Peters. 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!