Pages Matam – “How to Properly Cook Rice”

Performing at Storytellers VIII.

“Important things to know before attempting to date an African, or how to properly cook rice. One: You must cook rice.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Pages Matam, 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!

Zack Lesmeister – “Tongue Eulogy” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“The education system taught me I could be anything I wanted, as long as I spoke their language.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Zack Lesmeister, 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 Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!

Muna Abdulahi – “Pronounce Us Correctly” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“The way I got here wasn’t learning about me and my culture. The way I got here was learning about you and your culture.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Muna Abdulahi, 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 Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!

Brenna Twohy – “Little Red Riding Hood Addresses the Next Wolf”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I was swallowed whole and they renamed me caution for their daughters.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s forthcoming book, SWALLOWTAIL, is now available to pre-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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!

EJ Schoenborn – “When My Now Ex-Friend Is Outed as a Serial Abuser”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“I wonder if it’s possible to swallow a hook so deep it becomes a part of you.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from EJ Schoenborn, 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!

Rachel Wiley – “Prozac 30mg”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“She wrote me a prescription for three green pills I swallow every day with breakfast. On the days I forget, I am less a person and more a flock of hummingbirds.”

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

Get your copy of Rachel’s debut book, NOTHING IS OKAY, 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!