iCon – “In My Skin” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“Forget about walking a mile in my shoes, your ass wouldn’t last one step outside the front door in my skin.”

Don’t miss this great poem from iCon, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam, where she placed 4th overall. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Greg Harries – “Beasts” (Button Poetry Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I feel its snarl down my throat, recite the list of rules I use to keep the beast at bay.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Greg Harries, performing at Button Poetry Live, May 2016. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Casandra Faith – “The Lady at the VA Asks if I’ve Ever Considered Suicide”

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“I’m not here because I want to die. I’m here hoping to remember what it’s like to be held without exploding.”

Don’t miss this vital poem from Casandra Faith, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Hanif Abdurraqib – “Ode to Prince, Ending in a Jukebox on Fire in Ohio”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live, May 2016.

“I have given everything I have over to a juke, in hopes it would cough up one of your songs the way it was meant to be heard.”

Don’t miss this incredible tribute from Button author Hanif Abdurraqib (whose debut book is available here!), featuring at Button Poetry Live. Make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Jasmine Combs, Nayo Jones & Nick Stanovick – “Ghosts” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“Today, loneliness lives on the other side of the fence.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from the Temple University team, performing on finals stage at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, where they placed first. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Taylor Steele – “All These Bodies (after Patricia Smith)”

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“America is the loneliest angry song I’ve ever heard.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Taylor Steele, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Emily Weitzman – “Bread Thread” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“The greatest invention since sliced bread is throwing sliced bread at people who say really mean things.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Emily Weitzman, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Rob Mitchell – “To the Black Kid in the Mirror” (Button Poetry Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live, April 2016.

“You convinced yourself the higher your test scores got,
the lighter your skin would turn.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Rob Mitchell, performing at Button Poetry Live, our monthly live show in Saint Paul. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Chrysanthemum Tran – “Vampires” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“When was the last time you saw a face like mine without the glow of a mob’s torch?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Chrysanthemum Tran, performing for Brown at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Danez Smith – “Oooooh, You Look Like” (AWP 2016)

Performing at AWP 2016.

“Just what the fuck does Kenneth look like?”
Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Danez Smith, performing at the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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, including Danez!