Category Archives: Videos

Sabrina Benaim – “The Loneliest Sweet Potato”

 
 

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I’m good at making people feel good because I have had a lot of practice on myself. Practice on myself because I feel sad a lot.”

Don’t miss this fantastic new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017.

Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman & more.

 
 

Nayeli Hernandez – “Ellos Dicen” (Get Lit)

  Performing at the Get Lit Classic Slam. “There is a revolution on its way and there is no time to shove our women into corners.” Don’t miss this dynamic poem from Nayeli Hernandez, performing during the semi-finals of the Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order… Continue Reading

Alysia Harris – “Controlled Burn” (Button Live)

    Featuring at Button Poetry Live. “Learn to walk again. Look in the mirror and learn to love your scarred face again, after being singed.” Don’t miss this powerful poem by Alysia Harris, featuring at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday… Continue Reading

Aaron Coleman – “It Is Not a Question of Memory”

    Performing at his book release in Minneapolis. “I run water over fear, a descant for recollection.” Don’t miss this spectacular 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. Want to have your video featured on… Continue Reading

Natalie Choi – “7 Politically Correct Cat Calls as Told by a Poet”

  Performing at the Get Lit Classic Slam. “Hey girl, I’ve got a good relationship with my momma and I’m looking for a serious commitment.” Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Natalie Choi, performing during the semi-finals of the Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get… Continue Reading

Yumi Mun Kim – “그릇 (The Bowl)”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “I am only just a bowl, filling myself with others’ burdens.” Don’t miss this beautiful poem by Yumi Mun Kim, 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 you’re… Continue Reading

In-Depth Look: Bianca Phipps – “Stay With Me”

  In-Depth Look: Bianca Phipps – “Stay With Me”   Appreciating poetry is often about patience: sitting with a poem, meditating on it, and re-reading it multiple times. With spoken word, we don’t always get a chance to do that. This series is about taking that chance, and diving a little deeper into some of… Continue Reading

Jared Singer – “Fat Man Dancing” (Button Live)

    Featuring at Button Poetry Live. “When a body my size begins moving in a direction, it tends to stay moving in that direction.” Don’t miss this stunning poem by Jared Singer, featuring 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