Phil Kaye – “Repetition”


Featuring at Honey.

“You watch the sunset too often it just becomes 6pm. You make the same mistake over & over you’ll stop calling it a mistake. If you just wake up wake up wake up wake up wake up wake up one day you’ll forget why.”

Don’t miss this exquisite poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis. Don’t miss Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!


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Rachel Wiley – “But They Say I Will Not Make It”


Featuring at Icehouse.

“When you are fat (and I am fat) the streets are full of soothsayers telling you how you will die.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Rachel Wiley, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.


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

Ephraim Nehemiah – “Jesus Christ Tries Asking His Father Questions Again”


Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“I should call you ghost before I call you father. Ain’t a ghost someone that came before you that keeps haunting you even when you never see them?”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ephraim Nehemiah, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.



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Donte Collins – “Teething”


Featuring at Honey in Minneapolis.

“To be queer and Black is to walk out of the closet into a casket.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Donte Collins, featuring at his book release party at Honey in Minneapolis. Get your copy of Donte’s book, AUTOPSY.


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Sabrina Benaim – “Dear Beyoncé”


Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

“Put my pen to paper, the first thing to come out is yesterday’s name.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at her book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Get your copy of Sabrina’s book, DEPRESSION & OTHER MAGIC TRICKS.


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Zenaida Peterson – “Pride/Proud”


Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“I’m afraid of the parade. Of forcing my body into lines of police assaultants that are complacent in the killing of Black children.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Zenaida Peterson, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.



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Neil Hilborn – “History of Punk Rock”


Featuring at 7th St Entry in Minneapolis.

“Even if I can’t remember, I was there, I was me, I was there.”

Don’t miss this sensational poem from Neil Hilborn, featuring at 7th St Entry in Minneapolis. Make sure to grab a copy of Neil’s newest book, THE FUTURE.


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Jahman Hill – “White Heaven”


Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“Last week, I was informed that when Black people die and go to heaven, they go through this purification process, and God will turn them white, like everybody else in heaven.”

Don’t miss this astounding poem from Jahman Hill, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.



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Donney Rose – “Last Words”

2017 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“The cop’s gun said, ‘I need to request some time off,’ and the bullet said, ‘All these frequent flyer miles and I always seem to travel to dark destinations.’”

Don’t miss this powerful poem by Donney Rose, featured contestant from the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Angelica Maria – “The Star Spanglish Banner”


Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“An accent is just a mother tongue that refuses to let her child go.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Angelica Maria, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Sabrina Benaim, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, & our newest release from Phil Kaye!