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Alyesha Wise – “Two Poems for Awakening”

  Performing at Art Share LA. “Next time you chop down the old tree, bury the leaves, burn the bark.” Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Alyesha, performing at Art Share LA. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets! While you’re here, head over to the Button store to… Continue Reading

Ebony Stewart – “Happy Father’s Day”

    Performing at Southern Fried 2016. “He say he tired of not being the hero in my poems, I say me too.” Don’t miss this great poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!… Continue Reading

Rosetta Peters – “America”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “America, a laboring woman, she’s been at it for 240 years trying to push new life out.” Don’t miss this powerful poem from Rosetta Peters, performing at the Button Poetry Live WOWPS qualifying slam, February 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry… Continue Reading

Suzi Q. Smith – “Sweetback”

    Performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up “We’ve been through a lot, America. I think that now for every one of our children you allow to be murdered I will make two.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Suzi Q. Smith, performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button… Continue Reading

Duncan Slagle – “Hahahaha” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “The rape joke is that we finished the pizza the next morning.” Don’t miss this amazing poem from Duncan Slagle, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.… Continue Reading

Anna Binkovitz – “The Mirror” (Button Live)

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “I spent so long staring at my reflection, I began to love the mirror as much as I hated the girl inside of it.” Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anna Binkovitz, performing at Button Poetry Live, November 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the… Continue Reading

Danez Smith – “my nig”

    Performing at Inside Voices “There is so much already trying to end us, so let that not include our hands; not today.” Don’t miss this incredible poem from Danez Smith, featuring at Inside Voices in Minneapolis. Check out Danez’s book here. And if you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button… Continue Reading

Omar Holmon – “10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Nerd (after Jennifer Falu)”

    Performing at Button Poetry Live. “Batman’s superpower is white privilege.” Don’t miss this excellent poem from Omar Holmon, featuring at Button Poetry Live, February 2017. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul. While you’re here, head over… Continue Reading

Fish Moges – “Kintsukuroi”

  Performing at Art Share LA. “Was I just waiting all this time for you to pen me into prayer?” Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Fish Moges, performing at Art Share LA. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets! While you’re here, head over to the Button store… Continue Reading