Diana Nguyen – “Depression is a Vietnamese House” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“What is it like to feel the warmth of a mother with only a table to divide them again?”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Diana Nguyen, 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Kaveh Akbar – “Do You Speak Persian?”

Performing at Inside Voices.

“I’ve been so careless with the words I already have, I don’t remember how to say ‘home’ in my first language.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Kaveh Akbar, performing at Inside Voices.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Shane Hawley – “Z is for Me”

Featuring in St. Paul.

“This is what you should put in your children’s books: ‘A is for alligator. Alligator’s will kill you.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Shane Hawley, featuring at Amsterdam Bar & Hall, in St. Paul, MN.

Remember to grab your copy of Shane’s incredible book, ABC DEATH, 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Phil Kaye – “Canyon”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I admit I fantasize sometimes about being a family that speaks their mother tongue at dinner in mixed company.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Denice Frohman – “A Woman’s Place” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I heard a woman becomes herself the first time she speaks without permission.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Denice Frohman, featuring 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Ariana Brown – “Instead”

Featuring at Intermedia Arts.

“I will not say I learned to stand stiller than air, though not still enough to disappear.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Ariana Brown, performing at Intermedia Arts 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Emi Mahmoud – “No One Tells You How Easy It Is to Fall in Love or How Hard It Is to Stay There”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I count the exits in a room as quickly as I count the exits in a conversation.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Emi Mahmoud, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, & our newest release from Blythe Baird!

Geramee Hensley – “Kamayan”

2018 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“Tongue don’t leave home the way the body do, so long as you keep it fed.”

Don’t miss this fabulous poem by Geramee Hensley, a runner-up in the 2018 Button Poetry Video Contest!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!