Javon Johnson – “Black and Happy” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“You cannot kill blackness.
Too much of it is wrapped in an unshakable joy.
And ain’t that why they think we magic in the first place?”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Javon Johnson, featuring at Button Poetry Live, November 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.

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.

Ben Wenzl – “From an Early Age” (Great Plains)

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“From an early age we learned that opposites attract:
negative/positive, hot/cold, boy/boy…”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ben Wenzl, 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!
While you’re here, head over to
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Edwin Bodney – “On Disease #2, Part Two”

Performing at Art Share LA.

“When your own brain is the coup, how do you believe?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Edwin Bodney, performing at Art Share LA. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Rob Mitchell – “The Art of Fading” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I am a ghost that never had a body but the one everyone else sees.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Rob Mitchell, 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.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Low Power Mode” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I wanna make out with all of my unread emails.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, featuring 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.

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.

Mallory Everhart – “Betrayal”

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“The saddest part about betrayal is it never
comes from your enemies.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Mallory Everhart, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these great poets!
While you’re here, head over to
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Cassidy Foust – “Ghostbusters (is so gay…)”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“For once I want to walk into a theater and see my reflection,
not a row of funhouse mirrors.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Cassidy Foust, 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.

Alyesha Wise – “Dour”

Performing at Art Share LA

“I don’t feel like fucking smiling. Who the fuck always smiles
when they are the fuck alone?”

Don’t miss this great poem from Alyesha Wise, performing at Art Share LA. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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Bernard Ferguson – “Message (after Khary Jackson)”

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“I think that man was born whole, but for all this time I have been the piece that completes him.”

Don’t miss this lovely poem from Bernard Ferguson, 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!
While you’re here, head over to
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