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.

Muna Abdulahi – “The Unwritten Letter from my Immigrant Parent” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“My daughter, you are called first-generation for a reason, it is because the American dream was never meant for me, it was always, always meant for you.”

Don’t miss this spectacular 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 Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, & our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

David “AndYes” DeMola – “Alien”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“My father was an alien, born outside the atmosphere of planet America, and I am his alienated son.”

Don’t miss this astounding poem by David “AndYes” DeMola, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

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.

Amanda Molina – “The Fragrance of Female Adolescence” (Get Lit)

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“I was already trying so hard to hide who I really was. I didn’t need another secret.”

Don’t miss this fabulous poem from Amanda Molina, performing during the semi-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.

Amir Khadar – “No Fats, No Femmes, No Blacks, No Asians” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“We don’t live in the same acronym. The rainbow flag is all the color he can tolerate in his life. And at the end of the day he can wipe off the paint and the glitter and I stay colored and shining.”

Don’t miss this astonishing poem from Amir Khadar, 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, & our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

Fable the Poet – “Timmy”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I know that it was all a dream, and the guy, the guy inside the casket, that was me.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem by Fable the Poet, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

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.

Tariq Luthun – “SEED” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I do not know what to throw away when nothing belongs to me.”

Don’t miss this extraordinary poem from Tariq Luthun, 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, & our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva.