Ephraim Nehemiah – “Ghost”

Rustbelt 2019

“The thing about fathers, the thing about ghosts, is the fact that you can’t see them is the scariest part. That something so invisible can affect you this much.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ephraim Nehemiah, performing Rustbelt 2019 in St. Louis, MO.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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Mojdeh Stoakley – “Rap Star”

Performing at Hamline University

“What if Jesus already returned, resurrected a rapper?”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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Bernard Ferguson – “All The Stars (after Kendrick Lamar)”

Performing at Honey

“If I come from nothing, then I must be my own.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Bernard Ferguson, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Duncan Slagle – “Blood/Lust”

Performing at Honey

“Taste anything more than once without explanation and it becomes religion.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Duncan Slagle, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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Omar Holmon – “A Case Study In Black Girl Magic”

An animated poem

“I ask, ‘Does this ritual ever make you feel like a wizard?’ She says, ‘Muggles wouldn’t understand this magic.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Omar Holmon.

Grab your copy of Omar’s incredible book, WE WERE ALL SOMEONE ELSE YESTERDAY, now available to order!

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Sarah Abbas – “War on Iranian Blood” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“The people of Iran dress in black in preparation for the future. They dress for the past as it regains consciousness to be born again as lost breath.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Sarah Abbas, performing at Button Poetry Live.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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Porsha Olayiwola – “Parable”

Featuring at Icehouse

“Darling listener, at the end of this tale, the sun refuses to bask in its glow.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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William Nu’utupu Giles – “The Lord Saws in Mysterious Ways” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“My grandfather’s grandfather said God was a carver, an old thing who cut their thumbs more than they shaped wood.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from William Nu’utupu Giles, performing at Button Poetry Live.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Anita D – “Family Matters”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“My family is not sitcom material but we do know how to play our parts.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anita D, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, Ca.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!