Brenna Twohy – “I am Not Clinically Crazy Anymore // When the Crazy Came Back”

Featuring at Honey.

“This body knows fear, like a front porch knows welcome. It is always coming home.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s book, SWALLOWTAIL, is now available!

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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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Kevin Kantor – “Rewrites” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Romeo and Juliet: but this time Juliet does not text back. Romeo embraces his bi-curiosity, he and Mercutio kiss…a lot, and no one advises a young girl to drink all of that Nyquil.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Kevin Kantor, 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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

T. Miller – “You are Not a Firearm”

Performing at Icehouse.

“You are running into burning buildings, risking your life to save people who want you dead. You are the true definition of grace.”

Don’t miss this great poem from T. Miller, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Jared Singer – “An Autobiography” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live

“One day, she will leave him because feeling special isn’t as important as feeling loved.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Jared Singer, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Grab your copy of Jared’s incredible book, FORGIVE YOURSELF THESE TINY ACTS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION , 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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

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!

Pages Matam – “The Boy With Many Mouths”

Performing at Storytellers VIII.

“I became my own church and my eyes cried a new religion.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Pages Matam, performing at Storytellers VIII.

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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

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!

Adam Falkner – “Get Well Soon from Riverside Church”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“It has been fifteen years since I last walked into a church and meant it.”

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

Adam’s book, THE WILLIES, is now available for pre-order! 100 signed pre-order copies are available while supplies last!

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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

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!

Blythe Baird – “Pruning into Art”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Writing is the ongoing act of forgiving and apologizing to each of the women I used to be.”

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

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

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    If My Body Could Speak

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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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

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 – “Jezebel Speaks” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Isn’t it like a man to stretch the truth so thin he’s able to marvel at the destruction on the other side?”

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

Raych’s book, EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION, is now available!

  • Even the Saints Audition

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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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

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!

Best of 2019 #1: Sabrina Benaim – “The Truth Has Three Sides”

Best of 2019 #1: Sabrina Benaim – “The Truth Has Three Sides”

“I love you, still, I’m not sorry I don’t want to write about you anymore.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in first on the list, “The Truth Has Three Sides” by Sabrina Benaim. Congratulations Sabrina!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


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 Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!