Karla Cordero – “The Time Mom Gave Me The Chancla For Letting Andrew Jackson Escape Out The Window”

2017 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“In the boiling summer of 1999, mom gave me the chancla for leaving the window open, she swore she saw a flock of dollar bills fly out the window and soar through the sky.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem by Karla Cordero, featured contestant from the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Blythe Baird – “An Invitation”


Featuring at Icehouse.

“I am trying to remember that sometimes people love us in ways we do not understand how to be loved.”

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

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Alok Vaid-Menon – “Bible Belt”


Performing at CUPSI 2018.

“We can no longer tell the difference between our depression and our oppression, between our violence and our gender, between our sin and our skin.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Alok Vaid-Menon, performing in Minneapolis.

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Melinda Hernandez – “Confessions to the God Inside of Me”


Performing at CUPSI 2018.

“I’ve learned to accept apologies I’ve never received in order to love myself better.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Melinda Hernandez, performing at CUPSI 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Jasmine Gardosi – “Unidentified Crying Objects”

2017 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“No one knows you’re gay yet. Not even you, really.”

Don’t miss this brilliant poem by Jasmine Gardosi, featured contestant from the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Francis Rundle – “Thirty-Two”

Performing at the 2018 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“Apologies can never pull the bullets out of their backs.”

Don’t miss this impressive poem from Francis Rundle, performing during the 2018 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at simonandschuster.com, and join the #LiteraryRiot at getlit.org.

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Andrea Gibson – “Maybe I Need You”


Featuring at Westcott Theater.

“I wrote you too many poems in a language I did not yet know how to speak.”

Don’t miss this breathtaking poem from Andrea Gibson, featuring at Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY.

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Sonya Renee Taylor – “When The Shotgun Questions The Black Boy” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“A good kid won’t wear his pants like our expectations. Did you wear them low, Darius?”

Don’t miss this astounding poem from Sonya Renee Taylor, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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Khoi the Poet – “My Father on Protests”


Performing at CUPSI 2018.

“Your blood has traveled oceans so that it would not be spilled. You are too alive to be a martyr.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Khoi the Poet, performing at CUPSI 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Jonathan Salazar – “Social Media”

2017 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“No matter what I do, I will always be a haunted house I am too afraid to live in.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem by Jonathan Salazar, featured contestant from the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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