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Anna Binkovitz – “The Mirror” (Button Live)

 
 

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I spent so long staring at my reflection,
I began to love the mirror as much as I hated
the girl inside of it.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anna Binkovitz, performing at Button Poetry Live, November 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.

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Danez Smith – “my nig”

    Performing at Inside Voices “There is so much already trying to end us, so let that not include our hands; not today.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Danez Smith, featuring at Inside Voices in Minneapolis. Check out Danez’s book here. And if you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button… Continue Reading

Omar Holmon – “10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Nerd (after Jennifer Falu)”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “Batman’s superpower is white privilege.” Don’t miss this excellent poem from Omar Holmon, featuring at Button Poetry Live, February 2017. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul. While you’re here, head over… Continue Reading

Fish Moges – “Kintsukuroi”

  Performing at Art Share LA. “Was I just waiting all this time for you to pen me into prayer?” Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Fish Moges, performing at Art Share LA. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets! While you’re here, head over to the Button store… Continue Reading

Kristen Jewel – “Fire Drill” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “Sometimes the flame can be mistaken for warmth.” Don’t miss this great poem from Kristen Jewel, performing at Button Poetry Live, December 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul. While you’re… Continue Reading

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib – “Ghosting”

    Performing at Art Share LA. “Turns out, there’s no good way to become dust. Turns out, there’s no such thing as a clean exit.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, performing at Art Share LA. Check out Hanif’s book here. While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check… Continue Reading

Ben Wenzl – “Mental Illness: The Musical!”

    Performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up “The role of college will be played by me sleeping, also the role of work will be played by me sleeping.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ben Wenzl, performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can… Continue Reading

Javon Johnson – “Debt” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “When tuition is steadily rising and starting salaries are dropping, degrees become no different than a designer bag: a cheap fashion statement not even worth a trip to the mall.” Don’t miss this great new poem from Javon Johnson, performing at Button Poetry Live, November 2016. If you’re… Continue Reading

Chava Gabrielle – “Jupiter” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I’m a careful girl: always walking around with my keys locked between my knuckles and my other fist gripped.” Don’t miss this great poem from Chava Gabrielle, performing at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show,… Continue Reading

Pages Matam – “Black Joy, Uninterrupted”

    Performing at Southern Fried 2016. “They name all of these children after stars because we know all too well of things only being seen once they are dead.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Pages Matam, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we… Continue Reading