Rola Alasmar – “On Long Distance Love” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“To be in love with someone 500 miles away is to always be waiting.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Rola Alasmar, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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Pages Matam – “Stay Woke (after Xach Blunt)” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Some of you ‘too-woke’ motherfuckers must be really sleep-deprived.”

Don’t miss this terrific poem from Pages Matam, performing at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Rudy Francisco & Javon Johnson!

They/Them – “The Black Lives that Don’t Matter to Black People” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Black lives can’t matter unless all Black lives matter, and all Black lives includes trans.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from They/Them, performing at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Rudy Francisco & Javon Johnson!

Porsha Olayiwola – “After James Brown” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live

“Say it. Say it. Say it loud, ‘I’m Black, and I’m proud.’”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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Black Chakra & Kenneth Something – “Dark Humor”

Rustbelt 2019

“They say our poems are often too Black, too full of death, that maybe we should add some humor, include a joke or two.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Black Chakra & Kenneth Something, performing at Rustbelt 2019 in St. Louis, MO.

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Natasha Hooper – “Love Languages”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“Here I go mastering all the lessons I’ve learned, losing myself and calling it love.”

Don’t miss this moving poem from Natasha Hooper, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Rudy Francisco & Javon Johnson!