Aris Kian – “Take Up Space”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“Their idea of me walked in before I did.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Aris Kian, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Clarity Levine – “Nala’s Pride”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“I’m like Simba, you know we thought you was dead, right? You know we’ve been mourning your ass?”

Don’t miss this great poem from Clarity Levine, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open November 15, 2021 – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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Shasparay – “To Men who Love Big Women”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“I know what it’s like to be told you’re too much or not enough.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Shasparay, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open November 15, 2021 – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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Imani Cezanne – “The Pledge”

Performing at WoWPS Finals 2020

“I watched Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the national anthem, and I said ‘Wow, why didn’t I think of that?’”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Imani Cezanne, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open November 15, 2021 – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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Alysia Harris – “Paris in the Rain”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“I wanted to enter the downpour in my nightgown, let it drown me in the nostalgia that I am yet too young to make a mantra of.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Alysia Harris, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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Chibbi – “Rich Gay”

Performing at Storytellers X

“I want to be a rich gay, but if some day I’m not, would you love me anyway?”

Don’t miss this great poem from Chibbi, filmed at Storytellers X at the Kroxon in Miami, FL.

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Davon Clark – “Kanye Comes to Penn State”

Performing at CAMP Bar

“Kanye comes to Penn State to try and save the Black kids.”

Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Davon Clark, performing at CAMP Bar in St. Paul, MN.

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Rudy Francisco – “Chameleon” (250K Views!)

“Sexism is a family heirloom that we’ve been passing down for generations.”

Congratulations to Rudy Francisco for topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rudy here and here.

The Limited Edition of Rudy’s incredible book, Helium is now available!

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Carlos Andrés Gómez – “Beating Traffic”

Performed by Carlos Andrés Gómez

“Forget beating traffic, leave your car in the parking lot. Let the tears stain your face as you run through the rain, your arms outstretched, alive.”

Don’t miss this inspiring poem from Carlos Andrés Gómez.

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