Mallikarjun Pandya – “Heavier Than Your Palms”

Performed by Mallikarjun Pandya

“Have you ever lifted a weight heavier than your palms? And have you known that you are stronger for letting it go?”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Mallikarjun Pandya, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Jasmine Gardosi – “1900s to Now”

Performed by Jasmine Gardosi

“I think women are beautiful. I really understand beauty. Every woman wants to look better. I do own Miss Universe. I mean, I own a lot of different things.”

Don’t miss this compelling poem from Jasmine Gardosi, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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M McDonough – “What To Do With Your Breasts Post Top Surgery”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“If anything is left, bury it. Feed it to generations of worms and roots. These are your children now.”

Don’t miss this potent poem from M McDonough, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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Azura Tyabji – “Refraction”

Performing at the Line Breaks Hip Hop Festival

“I am a wish rattled between two mirrors.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Azura Tyabji, performing at the Line Breaks Hip Hop Festival.

Azura’s incredible debut book, DEAR AZULA, I HAVE A CRUSH ON DANNY PHANTOM, is now available!

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Carvens Lissaint – “Harlem (after Miles Hodges)”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“Every time I leave town, and I come back, I watch these streets grieve.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Carvens Lissaint, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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LeChell “The Shootah” R.H. – “Typecasting”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“A dark-skinned Black girl gets cast for misery yet again, so she picks up a pen. Writes her own story.”

Don’t miss this great poem from LeChell “The Shootah” R.H., performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Kevin Kantor – “The Academy Wishes to Nominate Kevin Kantor”

Performing at Rustbelt 2017

“The Academy wishes to nominate me for ‘Best Actor’ but does not know which category to place me in.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Kevin Kantor, performing at Rustbelt 2017 in Detroit, MI.

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Lindsay Young – “Social Anxiety”

Filmed by SlamFind

“I’m confident, I’m happy, I’m okay. I’m confident, I’m happy, I’m okay.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Lindsay Young, filmed by SlamFind.

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Andrea Gibson – “The Day Prince Died”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“The thing about loving a stranger is you can guess, but you can never be sure, what they are privately surviving on their journey to help others survive.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

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Gigi Bella – “White Boys”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“White boy won’t admit it, but he likes it when you get the answer wrong. Likes the feeling of knowing just a little bit more than you do.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Gigi Bella, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open November 15, 2021 – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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