Ajanae Dawkins – “Tell Them: After Carvens Lissaint”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“I loved you and you only loved the idea of loving me.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Ajanae Dawkins , performing at Rustbelt 2018 in Detroit, MI.

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Jahman Hill – “Slavery, Freedom, and Authority”

Performing at IWPS 2019.

“When a police officer pulls me over, I can hear the syntax in his step. When he says the word ‘boy,’ it sounds like quotation marks. When he exercises his authority, I find myself sitting in slang, waiting for this grammar policeman to sentence me to a period or leave me in fragments.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Jahman Hill, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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Brenna Twohy – “February”

Featuring at Honey.

“I don’t understand how people can say the word ‘heaven’ like it isn’t a swear word.”

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

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George Abraham – “Yikes Poetica”

Featuring at Honey.

“Every time we kiss I triangulate the difference between me and you and the ocean.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from George Abraham, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

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Phil Kaye – “Summer/New York City”

Featuring at Honey.

“Is it any wonder our lips feel so lonesome?”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!

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Native Child – “Biracial Girl”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“Daughters ask what do they say when others ask, ‘What are you mixed with?’ You tell them, you are mixed with love, with continents, with struggle, with pain, with magic.”

Don’t miss this terrific poem from Native Child, performing at Rustbelt 2018 in Detroit, MI.

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Jared Singer – “Secrets on How to Get Through the Day”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live

“Words should have to be as big as the thing they describe.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable 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!

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Nora Cooper – “To Douche, or Not To Douche”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“My gynecologist clearly did not understand that I had to protect those around me from the odorous black hole I was toting between my legs.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Nora Cooper, performing at Rustbelt 2018 in Detroit, MI.

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Khary Jackson – “Hidden Fences” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I’ve been trying to find a way to tell you, I gave up on that equation.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Khary Jackson, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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RJ Wright – “Superwoman”

Performing at IWPS 2019.

“Have you ever tried to ground a Black woman that can fly? Never quite works out how you think it’s going to.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from RJ Wright, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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 & Adam Falkner!