Golden – “I Step into the Whitney Museum and See a White Woman Opening the Casket of Emmett Till (after Crystal Valentine)”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“When have Blacks in America not been living in a state of emergency?”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Golden, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Jay Ward – “Gentrification”

Performing at the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam in San Diego, CA.

“The bank ain’t never been our God, money ain’t never been our Messiah, we got too much faith built up in family.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Jay Ward, performing at the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Franny Choi – “You’re So Paranoid” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“A wall of cops moves like a wall of water on a barge, no beauty.”

Don’t miss this extraordinary poem from Franny Choi, 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Rachel Wiley – “You Ghost Me, I Write Your Eulogy”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“How selfish I was to knit my bones and deprive them of their music.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Rachel Wiley, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Rachel’s debut book, NOTHING IS OKAY, 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Brenna Twohy – “Conversations about Top Chef (after Desireé Dallagiacomo)”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I chew on the gristle of the last time we talked on the phone & I do not think I will ever be ready to swallow it.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s book, SWALLOWTAIL, 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, Michael Lee, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Zenaida Peterson – “My Pronouns Are Black”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“Sometimes I wake up a boy, switch to nothing by noon, go to sleep a girl. My pronouns are Black.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Zenaida Peterson , performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Andrea Gibson – “America, Reloading”

Featuring at Fine Line.

“That’s as happy as the ending gets right now. The heroes almost always dead.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Andrea Gibson, featuring at Fine Line in Minneapolis, MN.

Make sure to check out Andrea’s book, LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES, now available!

  • Lord of the Butterflies

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

Julianne Pekala & Tijqua Daiker – “R(Ai)chel” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I could dress up with a new complexion and call it mine.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Julianne Pekala & Tijqua Daiker, 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

Blythe Baird – “Guilt Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“You made it through, girl. You made it through every single time the world scratched and skid to an end. You woke up. Tomorrow shoved you out of bed.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Blythe Baird, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Blythe’s book, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK, is now available!

  • If My Body Could Speak

    If My Body Could Speak

    $16.00
    Add to cart

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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Raych Jackson – “Sestina of the Broken Fingernail”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“It must be nice to always be a part of the family, to never question if your presence is welcome.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Raych Jackson, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Raych’s book, EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION, is now available to pre-order!

  • Even the Saints Audition

    $16.00
    Add to cart

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Michael Lee!