EJ Schoenborn – “The Opossum Queen”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“They say, ‘I don’t believe you.’ I say, ‘Of course you don’t, no one ever believes men to be capable of such violence.’”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from EJ Schoenborn, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

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Rachel Wiley – “When the Fat Girl Stays Fat”

Performing at Macalester College.

“She can have everything she wants without ever looking like a beast, without looking like me.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Rachel Wiley, performing at Macalester College.

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Shane Hawley – “Wrapped in Wilderness”

Performing at Amsterdam Bar & Hall.

“A bear will eat your face and not even care.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Shane Hawley, performing at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul, MN.

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Crystal Valentine – “I Am Black Before Woman in February” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I am Black before woman in February, woman before Black on Sundays, queer before Black on Pride Day.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Crystal Valentine, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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James Hartzer – “Hysterectomy” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I wonder if he knows I grew up to be trans? I wonder if they both see the infant of a past I don’t remember.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from James Hartzer, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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Brandon Melendez – “Etymology of Absence”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“I know borders are not just built around countries, some borders are built inside of mouths, across bodies, between home and land.”

Don’t miss this moving poem from Brandon Melendez, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

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Shasparay – “Quantasia”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“I got more likes on Facebook for losing 20 pounds than I got for getting a full-tuition scholarship.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Shasparay, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

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Desireé Dallagiacomo – “13 Ways of Looking at a Rapist”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“All my friends have them, you’d think we collect them on purpose at this point.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Desireé Dallagiacomo, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Desireé’s book, SINK, is now available to order! Get your copy now!

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Denice Frohman – “A Queer Girl’s Ode to the Piragüero”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Praise everything we build under the table: the underworld of workers and wielders, America’s thumping baseline, the chorus of a country.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Denice Frohman, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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Zack Lesmeister – “Ode to My Father”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I’m 18 years old and still afraid of the dark. My therapist said it’s normal for kids to be afraid of the dark.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Zack Lesmeister, performing at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!