Ebony Stewart – “Gay God”

Performed at the Button Studio

“I cannot tell you how many times a family member has told me they love me, but do not agree with the life I live.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Ebony Stewart, performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

Ebony’s spectacular books, BloodFresh and Home.Girl.Hood. are now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man Up’ (Classroom-Friendly Version)”

Performing at the Button Studio

“Remember: not every problem can be solved by ‘growing a pair.’”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

Get Guante’s outstanding book, NOT A LOT OF REASONS TO SING, BUT ENOUGH.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Andrea Gibson – “My Gender is the Undoing of Gender”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“If someday I have a mustache, I know I’ll be comfortable wearing a dress. And if I ever have a beard, I’m certain I’ll be the prettiest girl I have ever been.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

Get Andrea’s phenomenal book, You Better Be Lightning.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “Everyone Tells Me That My Dad Will Always Be Watching Over Me”

Performed at the Button studio

“Everyone tells me that my dad will always be watching over me and I’m like, ‘Shut up I’m just trying to masturbate.’”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ollie Schminkey, performed at the Button studio.

Get Ollie’s stunning book, Dead Dad Jokes.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ariana Brown – “Superpower”

Performing at AWP

“My love is a superpower. Got it from my mama who gave me her blood and my daddy’s last name. I am named after a love that refused to break.”

Don’t miss this inspiring poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Steven Willis – “The Dead Unarmed Black Man the Police Shot Last Week Had a Funeral Today”

Performed by Steven Willis

“I’m not the right’s monster, I’m not the left’s martyr. I’m just dead.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

Get Steven’s phenomenal book, A Socially Acceptable Breakdown.

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Phil Kaye – “Teeth”

Performing at Gray Area

“Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA.

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Natasha T. Miller, Ollie Schminkey, Rudy Francisco, L.E. Bowman, Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Daniel – “Thanksgiving Dinner with Your Host, Bulimia”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“Recovery is a choice. It is one you have to believe you can make for yourself. It is not sink or swim. It is getting out of the water.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Daniel, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN

Submit a cover of your favorite poem to our 2021 Button Poetry Cover Contest! Open NOW – May 16, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Steven Willis!

Ebony Stewart – “Burnt Sugar”

Performed at the Button Studio

“Is darkness only ever thought of as sinister? Or is my villain origin story placed in an idea that I should still have to save a world that excludes or refuses to choose me?”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Ebony Stewart, performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

Ebony’s spectacular books, BloodFresh and Home.Girl.Hood. are now available!

Submit a cover of your favorite poem to our 2021 Button Poetry Cover Contest! Open NOW – May 16, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Steven Willis!