Category Archives: Videos

Fayise Abrahim – “Growing”

 
 

Performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

“Just the day before the spill, I felt like a young boy watching my stringed blue balloon coiling around my wrist tugging towards the wind.”

Don’t miss this sensational poem from Fayise Abrahim, performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

 
 

Sabrina Benaim – “Unrequited Love in 9 Parts”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “And isn’t that love? Not being able to see the explosion even though you are the one holding the bomb; and the bomb is also you.” Don’t miss this excellent new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. Pre-order your copy of Sabrina’s forthcoming… Continue Reading

Hasani Harris – “Eddie The Butterfly”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I believe maybe if I learn enough small things, I can maybe change a lot of big things.” Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Hasani Harris, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of… Continue Reading

Aman Batra – “Here”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “There’s a reason why the Siri on an iPhone has a woman’s voice: she only speaks when spoken to.” Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Aman Batra, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival,… Continue Reading

Aaron Coleman – “On Acquiescence”

    Performing at his book release in Minneapolis. “We laughed and talked shit when what we wanted to do was understand.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Aaron Coleman, performing at his book release in Minneapolis. Check out Aaron’s incredible book, “St. Trigger”, Winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest. Come to Minneapolis,… Continue Reading

T. Miller – “10 Things You Sound Like When You Say AllLivesMatter in Response to BlackLivesMatter”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I go into the hospital and change all the “Intensive Care Unit” signs to “Care Unit” signs, because every life in the hospital should be cared for just the same.” Don’t miss this powerful poem from T. Miller, performing at Button Poetry Live, March 2017. If you’re in… Continue Reading

Chrysanthemum Tran – “On (Not) Forgiving My Mother”

    Performing at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. “I guess my body belongs nowhere, and there is no word for that.” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Chrysanthemum Tran, performing during finals at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, Ohio. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival,… Continue Reading