Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“It’s not just that you take what we create, it’s that it always gets
lost in translation.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad, performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. You can check out more from Crystal and Aaliyah here, here and here.
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Ajanae Dawkins – “When Viola Davis Won” (Rustbelt 2016)

Performing at Art Share LA.

“I saw her on that stage and swore there was a rifle in her mouth.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ajanae Dawkins, performing during finals at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, Ohio.
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Danez Smith – “Alternate Heaven for Black Boys” (Rustbelt 2016)

Performing at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

“Paradise is a world where everything is a sanctuary and nothing is a gun.”

Don’t miss this incredible new poem from Danez Smith, performing during finals at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, Ohio. Check out Danez’s brilliant book here.
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Jonterri Gadson – “Cardinal Sin”

Performing at Art Share LA.

“I don’t love my son the way I thought my mother should love me.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Jonterri Gadson, performing during the Button Poetry / YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016.
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Blythe Baird – “For The Rapists Who Called Themselves Feminist”


Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“You call this rape culture, I call it this morning.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Blythe Baird, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out our next show!
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Jess Rizkallah – “i am but i’m not” (WOWPS 2016)


Performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

“I don’t look like most of my family, I look like the people who hurt my family.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Jess Rizkallah, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam.
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Mike McGee – “The End”


Performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

“If I should die today, I hope I’ve done all the laughing
I can let out of this body.”

Don’t miss this beautiful, hilarious poem from Mike McGee, performing in Minneapolis. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out our next show!
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 Seaberg – “The Troubles of Interracial Dating”


Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“You’ll be a party trick for parents, a disappearing act.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Taylor Seaberg, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out our next show!
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.