Category Archives: Videos

Dave Harris – “Shade, or How I Respond to White People Who Are Tired of Talking About Race”

 
 

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“The greatest miracle is convincing me my existence is progress.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Dave Harris, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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Kai Carlson-Wee – “Cry of the Loon”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “We are given a few years to laugh at the danger; to break ourselves down in the service of joy.” Don’t miss this awesome poem from Kai Carlson-Wee, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing… Continue Reading

Fatima Camara – “Headlines” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “Every headline becomes a careful process of erasure.” Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Fatima Camara, performing at Button Poetry Live, March 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… Continue Reading

Theron Jenkins – “Pennies”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “I know being a firefighter don’t make me safe, and how ironic is that? Knowing that I will either die in a fire or in the line of fire.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Theron Jenkins, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on… Continue Reading

Theresa Davis – “Copse” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “They cut me down in my prime; they took away my roots.” Don’t miss this powerful poem from Theresa Davis, performing at Button Poetry Live, November 2015. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown… Continue Reading

Rhiannon McGavin – “Chick Lit”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “My teacher said he didn’t know of any female writers good enough to study.” Don’t miss this awesome poem from Rhiannon McGavin, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets! While you’re here, head over… Continue Reading

Rudy Francisco – “To The Body” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “Dear Brain, you’re a good listener, but you give horrible relationship advice.” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at the Button Poetry Live Grand Opening, October 2015. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every… Continue Reading

Diana Khong – “Blood Orange”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “My grandmother has no teeth, but still she smiles.” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Diana Khong, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets! While you’re here, head over to the Button store to… Continue Reading