Mikkel Snyder – “A Question of Authority” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“I have a bank account with $5,000
that I’ve started calling bail.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Mikkel Snyder, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Heather Wells & Sharonda Chery – “Bassinets” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Imagine giving CPR to a porcelain doll
without it shattering.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Heather Wells & Sharonda Chery, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Ashley August – “Roaches” (Rustbelt 2016)

Performing at Rustbelt 2016

“I wanna take a moment to give a shout-out
to the Bronx Zoo, for giving me the glorious opportunity
to name cockroaches after my exes.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Ashley August, performing at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Javon Johnson – “When the Cancer Comes” (Button Live)


Performing at Button Poetry Live
“At this rate, we will have to lower our dead into ground
they could not afford to live in.”
Don’t miss this amazing poem from Javon Johnson, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the live show, every first Monday at 8:00 PM in downtown Saint Paul.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Eric Sirota – “Day of Repentance”

Performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up

“It’s three P.M. and I am fucking hungry.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Eric Sirota, performing at the 2015 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

FreeQuency – “The ‘I’m Sorry’ Poem” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Remember rape is not about sex; it’s about
power and privilege.”

Don’t miss this great poem from FreeQuency, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Jacqui Germain – “How America Loves Ferguson Tweets More than the City of Ferguson”

Performing at Southern Fried

“Thank god for the internet, how we’ve taught ourselves to play mortician with each new name we are given, to pinpoint a single faulty organ, mistake it for the whole body, neglect to even ask the bones for a name.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Jacqui Germain, performing at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH. Check out Jacqui’s brilliant book here.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Amin Drew Law – “Unsaid” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Both of my parents died of overdoses. I paid for their funerals
with drug money. There goes that irony again.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Amin Drew Law, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Chris Moua – “Of the Asian Body” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Your face is the exotic warfare
he has been designed to take and save.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Chris Moua, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the live show, every first Monday at 8:00 PM in downtown Saint Paul.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Aziza Barnes – “I Could Ask, but I Think They Use Tweezers”

Performing at AWP 2016

“Blood stops moving to the big towns. The brain is a big town.
The heart is a big town.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Aziza Barnes, performing at the Button Poetry / YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016. Check out Aziza’s book here.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.