Category Archives: Videos

Noel Quiñones – “8 Confessions of My Tongue”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “I’ve worn so many of my family member’s stories that I confuse my childhood for theirs.” Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Noel Quiñones, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button… Continue Reading

Omar Holmon – “A Case Study In Black Girl Magic”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I’m sorry became my mantra.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Omar Holmon, featuring at the 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… Continue Reading

Deborah Armstrong – “Black Lives Matter”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “Because they fear you, they prefer you broken.” Don’t miss this powerful poem from Deborah Armstrong, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available! While you’re here,… Continue Reading

Talia Young – “Cancer Suite

    Performing at Honey in Minneapolis. “Cancer comes to take a leaf from the garden each night.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Talia Young, performing at Honey in Minneapolis. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available! While you’re here, head… Continue Reading

Neil Hilborn – “This Is Not the End of the World”

    Performing at Honey in Minneapolis. “I am not saying you will find the meaning of life in other people. I am saying that other people are the life to which you provide the meaning.” Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at Honey in Minneapolis. Check out Neil’s phenomenal book, Our… Continue Reading

Camisha Jones – “Michelle Obama’s Easter Dress Speaks”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “The curve of her courage is always in season.” Don’t miss this outstanding poem from Camisha Jones, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available! While you’re… Continue Reading

Lydia Havens – “Cusp”

    2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. “My mother has saved me multiple times, even if she doesn’t know it. I have saved myself multiple times, even if I don’t know it.” Don’t miss this outstanding poem from Lydia Havens, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3… Continue Reading