Jonathan Mendoza – “Confessions on Gratitude”

2017 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I do not believe anyone died because they were not strong. I believe I survived because I was lucky.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem by Jonathan Mendoza, featured contestant in the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest!

Check out our 2018 Video Contest, open now, August 1st – August 31st 2018!

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Rudy Francisco – “When the Water Is Gone”


Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

“In California, our freeways are decorated with signs that ask us to be careful about how we use the water. They hang like an eviction notice from the environment. I wonder how long it will take the planet to tell us we can’t live here and the locks are changed.”

Don’t miss this insightful poem from Rudy Francisco, featuring at his book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Get your copy of Rudy’s book, HELIUM.


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Guante – “Police Make the Best Poets”


Performing at Icehouse.

“Note the creative phrasing, the novel juxtaposition of words: ‘the officer discharged his weapon, striking the individual.’”

Don’t miss this brilliant poem from Guante, performing at his book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Don’t forget to check out Guante’s book, A LOVE SONG, A DEATH RATTLE, A BATTLE CRY.


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Sonya Renee Taylor – “My Mother’s Belly” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“The undulating of my mother’s belly was not a shame she hid from her children. She knew we came from this.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Sonya Renee Taylor, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

T. Miller – “Grace and Grief” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I know sometimes we become the hunted and the hunter, the monster that we are running from and the monster we are becoming.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from T. Miller, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Porsha Olayiwola – “Ode to My Mouth” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Mouth heard too much, now it don’t know how to shut itself.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Keep an eye out for Porsha’s forthcoming book from Button Poetry, Fall 2018!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!