William Nu’utupu Giles – “The Lord Saws in Mysterious Ways” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“My grandfather’s grandfather said God was a carver, an old thing who cut their thumbs more than they shaped wood.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from William Nu’utupu Giles, performing at Button Poetry Live.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Anita D – “Family Matters”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“My family is not sitcom material but we do know how to play our parts.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anita D, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, Ca.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Farah Habad – “2AM in Marshall, TX” (Button Live)

Performing at Rustbelt 2019

“I’m so much better without you. It ain’t no shame ’cause it’s true.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Farah Habad, performing at Button Poetry Live.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Javon Johnson – “Everyone Had Nicknames Where I Grew Up”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“What is it for Black boys to live two lives when the world does not want us to live one?”

Don’t miss this great poem from Javon Johnson, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Javon;s highly-anticipated debut book, AIN’T NEVER NOT BEEN BLACK, is now available!

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 Bianca Phipps & Rachel Wiley!

Tanesha Nicole – “On Healing (For Real This Time)” (Button Live)

Button Poetry Live

“Bless unconditional love, even when I feel I don’t deserve it.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Tanesha Nicole, performing at Button Poetry Live.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Chibbi – “Las Dos Fridas”

Performing at Icehouse

“We are asked to divorce our culture.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Chibbi, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Adam Falkner – “The Year the Wu-Tang Drops”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Abbott Elementary has your parents on speed dial.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Adam Falkner, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Adam’s highly-anticipated debut book, THE WILLIES, is now available!

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Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Gabrielle Smith – “Blackbird”

Filmed by SlamFind

“Gabrielle Smith – “Blackbird””

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Gabrielle Smith, filmed by SlamFind.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!

Jasmin Roberts – “Fairytales”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019

“Once upon a time, we were just people and things were just things, and there were no names for any thing or any one, and any one of us could be God.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Jasmin Roberts, performing at Rustbelt 2019 in St.Louis, MO.

Want to get published by Button? Submit your manuscript to the 2020 Chapbook Contest. November 16th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021.

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 Bianca Phipps & Javon Johnson!