Category Archives: Videos

Dylan Garity – “Learning to Curse from My Grandmother” (Button Live)

 
 

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Dying alone doesn’t scare her. She’s guided herself for so long. But the world without her does scare me.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem by Dylan Garity, performing at Button Poetry Live. 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, or watch LIVE from our YouTube Channel.

Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions are open NOW, August 1st – September 15th!

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AJ Saleh – “Nujoom”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “Sometimes you have to forget who you are to learn who you want to be.” Don’t miss this powerful poem by AJ Saleh, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions run August 1st – September… Continue Reading

Rachel McKibbens – “Shiv”

    Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “O’ to be permitted the luxury of only worrying about one thing at a time. O’ to be white in America and to wake up knowing every God is your God.” Don’t miss this tremendous poem by Rachel McKibbens, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.… Continue Reading

Kwyn Townsend Riley – “PWI 10 Commandments”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “If I die in police custody, no I did not kill myself.” Don’t miss this powerful poem by Kwyn Townsend Riley, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions run August 1st – September 15th! While… Continue Reading

Muna Abdulahi – “Not A Leader” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “Instead of my parents teaching me how to ride a bike with no training wheels, they would practice pulling my headscarf off to teach me how to react.” Don’t miss this phenomenal poem by Muna Abdulahi, performing at the Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities,… Continue Reading

Jared Singer – “Just Take a Shower” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “The hardest thing I ever did was take a shower.” Don’t miss this tremendous poem by Jared Singer, featuring at the Button Poetry Live, July 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… Continue Reading

Amir Safi – “Ode to DJ Khaled”

    Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “We never saw anyone who looked like us and didn’t try to hide where they were from.” Don’t miss this sensational poem by Amir Safi, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions are open NOW,… Continue Reading

Steven Willis – “How the Hood Loves You Back”

    Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. “Ain’t it funny how quickly death becomes fashionable, a testament to how tragic memories don’t fade even in a washing machine.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem by Steven Willis, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video… Continue Reading