AP – “Is a Poet a Poet if Nobody’s Snapping?”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“Is a poet a poet if nobody’s snapping? Is she a poet if she doesn’t write for you? Is she a poet if she only writes for her? Is she only artist when someone else says that she is?”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from AP, performing at the 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in St. Louis, MO.

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Dave Harris – “Universal Experiences”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“The artist stands outside and draws the lines. The reader fills them.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Dave Harris, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Dave’s debut book, PATRICIDE, is now available to order!

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Desireé Dallagiacomo – “Strength”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Let me leave all that does not carry me.”

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

Desireé’s book, SINK, is now available to order! Get your copy now!

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Carlos Andrés Gómez – “Where are You Really From?”

Performing at Storytellers VIII.

“The question, ‘Where are you from?’ in our current America is a slur disguised with a question mark, a passive-aggressive microaggression saying you are other, saying you are not from here, saying you are not nor will ever be one of us, saying go back to where you came from.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Carlos Andrés Gómez, performing at Storytellers VIII.

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Sagirah Shahid – “And the Gun Said “

Performing at Inside Voices.

“We prayed for our children to have clean drinking water, for the lead to be sifted out, throat by throat. We got a gun.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Sagirah Shahid, performing at Inside Voices.

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Jahman Hill – “Cash Me Ousside”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“When a white girl says, ‘Cash me ousside, how bout dat?’ She’s dropping hard consonants in order to sound harder, to sound tougher. She’s creating a caricatures of Black identity, built on negative stereotypes.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Jahman Hill, performing at the 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

K McClendon – “Protest”

Performing at Honey.

“We can all find something to protest and still, when white people do it, they call it a party, when Black folk do, they call it a riot.”

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

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Michael Lee – “Mikkels Plass” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“The clock is a more complicated machine than the gun, and certainly the knife, but they all have the same final trick.”

Don’t miss this heart-wrenching poem from Michael Lee, performing at Button Poetry Live.

Grab your copy of Michael’s powerful book, THE ONLY WORLDS WE KNOW , now available!

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Golden – “I Step into the Whitney Museum and See a White Woman Opening the Casket of Emmett Till (after Crystal Valentine)”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“When have Blacks in America not been living in a state of emergency?”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Golden, 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 Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Jay Ward – “Gentrification”

Performing at the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam in San Diego, CA.

“The bank ain’t never been our God, money ain’t never been our Messiah, we got too much faith built up in family.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Jay Ward, performing at the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam in San Diego, CA.

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!