Hanif Abdurraqib – “A Song to Make Us Forget the Burning”

Performing at Art Share LA

“I am invisible with the lights off.
I am invisible with the lights on, sometimes.
I walk into the sun and become nothing.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Hanif Abdurraqib, performing at the Button Poetry/YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles. Hanif’s brilliant debut book, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, is available now.

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Erica Hoops – “Maternal Instinct” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“The day I was refused for treatment, they told me
there was no outward evidence of my illness.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Erica Hoops, 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.

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.

RJ Walker – “Said the Confederate Flag to the American Flag”

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“It’s amazing what people will do with a piece of cloth when you wipe up enough blood with it.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from RJ Walker, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Johnny Osi – “Breathe” (Great Plains)

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“Do me a favor, try holding your breath for the rest of this poem.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Johnny Osi, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Akeem Olaj & FreeQuency – “Keep On Token” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried 2016.

“You were expected to be a black hole of silence
in a galaxy of white noise.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Akeem Olaj & FreeQuency, 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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Khary Jackson – “Slay” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Who say I gotta dress carefully, so maybe I won’t get shot,
get profiled, get rejected for a job?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Khary Jackson, 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.

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 Gowens – “Poison” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried 2016.

“How do you cry for help when the same people
that surround you tell you that you’re their inspiration?”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Ashley Gowens, 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
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Neil Hilborn – “Traffic, Lightning, Gutter”

Performing at YouTube Space LA.

“Let me tell you what it’s like to ride a bicycle in a hurricane.”

Don’t miss this gorgeous poem from Neil Hilborn, available along with many of his others in his book, Our Numbered Days.
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Suzi Q. Smith – “Mustangs” (Great Plains 2016)

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“I was 13 the first time a man-boy tried to tell me he loved me; he was 20.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Suzi Q. Smith, featuring at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
While you’re here, head over to
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Asia Samson – “90s Love” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I wanna love you like the 90s.”

Don’t miss this fun poem from Asia Samson, featuring 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.

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.