Will Giles – “Pokémon Blues: Red Version” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“You only feel safe when your depression
is the strongest thing about you.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Will Giles, featuring at Button Poetry Live, September 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.

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Javon Rustin – “Black Zoo” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried 2016.

“Black engineers must be lightning; every time I share the fact
that I am one, white people look so shocked.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Javon Rustin, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Mila Cuda – “From Van Gogh’s Severed Ear” (Get Lit)

Performing at the Get Lit Classic Slam.

“The mind of a tortured artist is one we worship
for its struggle and judge for its suffering.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Mila Cuda, performing during the finals of the 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.
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Joseph Capehart – “Bad Ideas” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“How many times have I opened my mouth
only to hear someone else’s voice?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Joseph Capehart, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.

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Jeremy Radin – “Ode to the Tender Flesh Just Beneath My Belly”

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“They say one cannot tickle oneself, but if I merely
graze you I burst into a festival of arrows.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Jeremy Radin, performing at Art Share-LA. Check out more from Jeremy here and here.
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Ashley Lumpkin – “Eucharist: How to Make Your Mother Let You Save Her Life”

Performing at Southern Fried 2016.

“Don’t ever forget you wear my face.
Side by side we look like sisters.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ashley Lumpkin, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Jeanann Verlee – “Hereditary” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“One time I said, ‘Mom, calm down,’ and she slapped me
so hard I forgot her name.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Jeanann Verlee, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY.
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Donte Collins – “Grief Puppet” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Don’t tell your Uber driver you’re going to an orgy.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Donte Collins, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.

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Anthony McPherson – “When the Obamas Leave Us”

Performing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

“If you were 8 years old today, you would not know
a world without a black president.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anthony McPherson, performing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Check out more from Anthony here and here.
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.

De Dove – “Dignity” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Cause this is my moment, not yours.”

Don’t miss this inspiring poem from De Dove, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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