Ry Irene – “Someone Worth Believing” (Button Live)


Performing at Button Poetry Live.
“Call me disgrace, just because you can’t see the lucky thing I am.”
Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Ry Irene, performing at Button Poetry Live.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from William Evans & more.

Andrea Gibson – “To the Men Catcalling My Girlfriend as I’m Walking Beside Her” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.
“Any feminist who has ever taken the high road will tell you the high road gets backed up.”
Don’t miss this important poem from Andrea Gibson, featuring at Button Poetry Live.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from William Evans & more.

Elizabeth Taylor, Vincent Snyder & Nia Lewis – “Black History Month”


Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam.
“It is not our job to clean up the mess you left.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Elizabeth Taylor, Vincent Snyder, & Nia Lewis, performing during the finals of the 2017 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at simonandschuster.com, and join the #LiteraryRiot at getlit.org.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from William Evans & more.

Patrick Roche – “Every 40 Seconds”


2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.
“This is a eulogy for those swallowed by their own minds.”
Don’t miss this extraordinary poem from Patrick Roche, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from William Evans & more.

William Evans – “I Turn the Volume Down Because Beyoncé Says Fuck…” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip her hair in a kindergarten class, or at any age that boys put their name on things.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from William Evans, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

William Evans’ highly anticipated book, Still Can’t Do My Daughter’s Hair, is officially available! Order your copy today!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, & Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

Raych Jackson – “I Ask What ‘Circumcision’ Means in a Full Sunday School Class”

2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“In this church I want nothing more than a handprint on me, someone who can feel how cold I am, anyone willing to share my blizzard.”

Don’t miss this extraordinary poem from Raych Jackson, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva & more.

Hanif Abdurraqib – “When I Say That Loving Me Is Kind of Like Being a Chicago Bulls Fan”

Performing at his book release at Art Share LA.

I just woke up one day and I was a still photo in everyone else’s home but my own.”

Don’t miss this astonishing poem from Hanif Abdurraqib, performing at his book release in Los Angeles. Check out Hanif’s incredible debut book, “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much”.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, Olivia Gatwood, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva & more.

Amani Kaur & Vanessa Tahay – “Your Mom” (Get Lit)

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“My dad may bring the money, but my mom is what keeps this household together.”

Don’t miss this fabulous poem from Amani Kaur & Vanessa Tahay, performing during the finals of the 2017 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at simonandschuster.com, and join the #LiteraryRiot at getlit.org.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva & more.

Jared Singer – “The Engineer Makes a Flow Chart”

Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

“I need music the way most people need water, which is to say, frequently and pure.”

Don’t miss this wondrous poem from Jared Singer, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, Olivia Gatwood, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Olivia & more.

Donte Collins – “Alphabet Soup”

Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“divorce: how pretty a name for such a sloppy wreckage”

Don’t miss this enchanting poem from Donte Collins, performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

Check out Donte’s book, Autopsy, now available everywhere!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, Olivia Gatwood, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Olivia & more.