Troy Osaki – “When Startled By Ambush Wild Boar Will Flee For The Mountains”

2019 Video Contest

“A bullet can rip holes through my people, and still, it cannot tear our movement apart.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Troy Osaki, a submission from the 2019 Video Contest.

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Desireé Dallagiacomo – “Ode for My Strap On”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I touch him in the way those of us raised into girlhood know best.”

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

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Michael Lee – “Decay and More Decay”

Featuring at Icehouse

“You could light a whole city on what is gone.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Michael Lee, featuring at Icehouse.

Grab your copy of Michael’s powerful book, THE ONLY WORLDS WE KNOW , now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from George Abraham & Kerrin McCadden!

K McClendon – “Ol Town Gender”

Performing at Icehouse.

“Is a name dead, really, if it still lives in the mouths of the family that raised me? If it still conjures my response like a back-porch dinner bell?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from K McClendon, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Omar Holmon & George Abraham!

Blythe Baird – “Guilt Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (100K Views!)

“You made it through, girl. You made it through every single time the world scratched and skid to an end. You woke up. Tomorrow shoved you out of bed.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 100,000 views on this absolutely incredible poem! Watch more from Button Poetry Live here.

Blythe’s book, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK, is now available!



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Omar Holmon & Rachel Wiley!