William Nu’utupu Giles – “Service Exit” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“A native grandmother’s bruised knees are still every resort’s most common amenity.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from William Nu’utupu Giles, featuring 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Samira Sadeque – “The City As A Death Sentence”

2018 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“So many of us live in this city looking for home in places waiting to drown us.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem by Samira Sadeque, an honorable mention in the 2018 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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

Blythe Baird – “To Live in the Body of a Survivor”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“To live in the body of a survivor is to never be able to leave the scene of a crime. I cannot ignore the fact that I live here.”

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

Blythe’s newest book, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK, 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Rola Alasmar – “Whatever the Opposite of an Ode is to my Cheating Ex-Boyfriend”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I’m sorry to the parts of me I burned while begging you to stay.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Rola Alasmar, 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

William Evans – “Wildlife” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“And isn’t this what I went to college for? To buy a home in a place where my daughter can learn about death from small animals instead of classmates?”

Don’t miss this marvelous poem from William Evans, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Make sure to check out Williams’s book, STILL CAN’T DO MY DAUGHTER’S HAIR, 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Paola Murillo – “Accent”

2018 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“My accent is my tongue dipping itself into sweet spices and exotic juices of our ancestors’ harvest.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem by Paola Murillo, an honorable mention in the 2018 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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

Andrea Gibson – “After the Breakup”

Featuring at The Fine Line.

“I was startled by the beauty of what could be made without me.”

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

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, & our newest release from Blythe Baird!

Diana Nguyen – “Depression is a Vietnamese House” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“What is it like to feel the warmth of a mother with only a table to divide them again?”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Diana Nguyen, 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, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Kaveh Akbar – “Do You Speak Persian?”

Performing at Inside Voices.

“I’ve been so careless with the words I already have, I don’t remember how to say ‘home’ in my first language.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Kaveh Akbar, performing at Inside Voices.

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