A.M. Pressman – “What I Remember”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“I knew in that moment that I loved you. I knew in that moment that I could not bring you into this world.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from A.M. Pressman, performing at the 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in St. Louis, MO.

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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Ryan Boyland – “Creation” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“God saw that the earth was dry and barren, so he made collard greens, and yams, and short ribs, and Jesus started doing the electric slide. And this was the first cookout.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Ryan Boyland, 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Michael Lee – “And”

Featuring at Icehouse

“What does it mean when you and your love sleep in the same bed for the last time & you lie awake saying nothing because you know it?”

Don’t miss this great poem from Michael Lee, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Melania-Luisa Marte – “Afro-Latina” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“This isn’t a metaphor for Black girl magic or anger, this is me, no longer flat-ironing my fro to fit within the margins of a term dependent on my proximity to whiteness. I am not Black and Latina, I am a Black Latina.”

Don’t miss this brilliant poem from Melania-Luisa Marte, 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Neil Hilborn – “Our Numbered Days (Love)” (Animated Short Film)

A Poetry Film.

“I have been wondering, mostly, if love and sanity are the same thing. When I say I am in love I am also saying the world makes sense to me right now.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Neil Hilborn.

Neil’s book, THE FUTURE, is now available!

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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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Brenna Twohy – “The Fisherman Takes the Fish Home & Tells Her He Loves Her”

Featuring at Honey.

“I did not stop loving him all the months I was holding my breath.”

Don’t miss this terrific poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s book, SWALLOWTAIL, is now available!

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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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Sonya Renee Taylor – “Evolve” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“There is no light brighter than the blaze of resistance, evolution is the insistence that we grow or die.”

Don’t miss this extraordinary poem from Sonya Renee Taylor, 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Jared Singer – “Love” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live

“Love is the only thing that all of the songs are right about. Love is all that you need. Love is a cold and broken ‘Hallelujah.’”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Jared Singer, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Grab your copy of Jared’s incredible book, FORGIVE YOURSELF THESE TINY ACTS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION , 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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

K McClendon – “For Lizzo” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“God, she played flute over a hip-hop beat and twerked like her thighs invented thunder.”

Don’t miss this heartfelt poem from K McClendon, 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Andy Grammer – “Naive”

Performing at Varsity Theatre.

“I’ve been labeled positive, optimistic, the guy that makes the happy music, and while I’m flattered, with these words come with an aftertaste of stupid.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Andy Grammer, performing at Varsity Theatre 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 Brenna Twohy & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!