TaneshaNicole – “An Attempt at Healing in 9 Parts (after Danez Smith)”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“We were both empty promises with nothing left of ourselves to give.”

Don’t miss this great poem from TaneshaNicole, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

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Trace DePass – “Ode to Pokemon Trainer Red”

Filmed by SlamFind

“Each Pokemon game and cartridge I had is all I had when my father wasn’t there.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Trace DePass, performing at The Bowery in New York, NY, filmed by SlamFind.

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, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Kevin Kantor – “Dad Bought a Telescope”

Performing at Rustbelt 2017

“You could be my father, and I could be his silence.”

Don’t miss this lovely poem from Kevin Kantor, performing at Rustbelt 2017 in Detroit, MI.

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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, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Farah Habad – “Till the Spirit”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“I always look for answers in places that don’t got them.”

Don’t miss this inspriring poem from Farah Habad, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

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Hakeem Furious – “BLM Redux”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“Even to this day, when the proclamation of our lives is considered a militia of hate, if Black Lives Matter was really a terrorist hate group, you would know that shit.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Hakeem Furious, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Giving Back”

Performing at WOWPS 2014

“The strongest things always make their way through.”

Don’t miss this lovely poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, performing at WOWPS 2014 in Austin, TX.

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Melania-Luisa Marte – “Unrequited Love in Three Parts”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“You are something worth wanting. You are worthy of wanting to be wanted.”

Don’t miss this lovely poem from Melania-Luisa Marte, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

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, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Jackson Neal – “Self Portrait: Danny Phantom”

Performed by Jackson Neal

“I enter the portal young, unfamiliar with love or what it looks like.”

Don’t miss this compelling poem from Jackson Neal. Order your copy of Jackson Neal & Azura Tyabji’s NEW book, DEAR AZULA, I HAVE A CRUSH ON DANNY PHANTOM.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Rudy Francisco, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Kevin Kantor & Ollie Schminkey!

Zora Howard and Joshua Bennett – “Still Life with Police Sirens”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“Never let them know what you think of them.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Zora Howard and Joshua Bennett, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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, Ollie Schminkey, & our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!