Poets

By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, Button Poetry hopes to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.

Bianca Phipps

Bianca Phipps (she/her) is a queer Latinx poet, actor, and teaching artist from San Antonio, TX. Currently based in Chicago, Bianca’s work has appeared in Persephone’s Daughters, Blue River Review, Heavy Feather Review, and on Button Poetry.

Javon Johnson

Javon Johnson is an Assistant Professor and Director of African American & African Diaspora studies and holds an appointment in Gender & Sexuality Studies in the Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Nevada, Las… MORE

Nava EtShalom

Nava EtShalom learned to talk in Jerusalem and to read in Brooklyn. Now she’s a poet, teacher, and editor in Philadelphia. As a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, Nava writes about Anglophone literary representations… MORE

Jared Singer

Jared Singer is an Audio Engineer and poet who lives in Secaucus, NJ. While he may have physically grown up with his peers, he has never forgotten the imagination, magic, and nerdiness that were cornerstones of his childhood…. MORE

Adam Falkner

Dr. Adam Falkner is a poet, educator and arts & culture strategist. He is the author of Adoption (Winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Chapbook Award) and The Willies (forthcoming from Button Poetry, 2020), and his work has… MORE

Kerrin McCadden

Kerrin McCadden is the author of Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes (New Issues Poetry & Prose 2014), winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize and the Vermont Book Award. An NEA Fellow and Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award winner, her work… MORE

George Abraham

George Abraham (they/he) is a Palestinian-American poet and Bioengineering PhD candidate at Harvard University. They are the author of Birthright (Button Poetry, 2020), and the chapbooks: the specimen’s apology (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019) and al youm (TAR, 2017)…. MORE

Omar Holmon

Omar Holmon is an Alumni poet of Rutgers University and has competed in slam poetry for numerous years with two final stage appearances at the National Poetry Slam. He has been featured on Button Poetry, Tedx, and a… MORE

Porsha Olayiwola

Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and is the… MORE

Brenna Twohy

Brenna Twohy is a storyteller and an advocate from Portland, Oregon. Her poetry has been showcased on The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Mic, and her mother’s living room table. After representing Portland at the 2013, 2014, and 2016 National… MORE