Category Archives: Videos

Jeremiah Blue – “Beautiful Weird (feat. Loren Smith)”

 
 

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“The first time you kissed me I bargained with the moon to hang out for a while, so this night would appear to last longer.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Jeremiah Blue, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next submission period!

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Davon Clark – “Petrichor”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “I never got the chance to reply to her last letter. I always thought next month was an option until her funeral was next week.” Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Davon Clark, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get… Continue Reading

Chris Lilley – “10 Lessons from Jail”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “You are still here. Every day above ground is a good day. You are not a casket, you are not a hashtag funeral, you are not an autopsy.” Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Chris Lilley, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing… Continue Reading

Donte Collins – “What the dead know by heart”

    Performing at his book release in Minneapolis. “I haven’t enough room to both rage and weep. I go to cry and each tear turns to steam.” Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Donte Collins, performing at his book release in Minneapolis. Check out Donte’s forthcoming book, Autopsy. While you’re here, head over to… Continue Reading

Meta Sarmiento – “Watch Your Mouth”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “How could I make a class feel like home, if a kid doesn’t know what home’s supposed to feel like in the first place?” Don’t miss this awesome poem from Meta Sarmiento, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified… Continue Reading

Aaron Coleman – “Manmade Shelter Beneath Rupturing Sky”

    Performing at his book release in Minneapolis. “Boys burn down and aim to take the town with them.” 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. While you’re here, head over… Continue Reading

Talicha Johnson – “How Best to Say Body”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “I try to come up with more poetic sounding ways to say I feel too big.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Talicha Johnson, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next submission period! While you’re here,… Continue Reading

Carrie Rudzinski – “Sober Girl”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “That’s what you are and always have been: silent. You do not know what taught you to be this shameful, quiet cavern.” Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Carrie Rudzinski, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our… Continue Reading

Eleni Cay – “Intertwined”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “We are who we are because of, and in spite of, others.” Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Eleni Cay, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next contest! While you’re here, head over to the Button… Continue Reading