Jon Sands – “Even If”

Performing at McNally Jackson Books

“You’re a stupid dumbass and it’s lovely and terrible, and the only person you get to be. So even if you don’t have the land, pick up the shovel, then let it go.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Jon Sands, performing at McNally Jackson Books in Brooklyn, NY

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Steven Willis – “The Hustle Speaks”

Performing at the Button Studio

“I supply everything, even the pipe dreams. That’s why ballplayers pass the ‘rock’ and the rappers ‘cook it up’ in the lab. I’m the ‘base’line in that jazz, the ‘rock’ in their roll and I’m always in the background when shit goes up in ‘smoke.’”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “Why Do You Write Poems When Death is All Around Us?”

Performing at the Button Studio

“You can’t ‘beat’ death, you can only dance a little more slippery, drum a little more timelessly, hold that note beyond your breath, and hope to find a home in its echo.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Jason Bayani – “Kein/Muenchen”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Maybe when we say ‘love,’ what we mean is ‘a safe place to fall apart.’”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Jason Bayani, performing at Button Poetry Live in May 2019

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Ebony Stewart – “Transparent”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“I’m still trying to convince my shadow that it chose me for a reason.”

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

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Phil Kaye – “Burial”

Performing at Little Island

“My soon-wife asks if we should bury a gun in the front yard, which is perhaps the opposite of a grave. A tombstone buried underneath the ground, waiting to be inscribed with a name.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Little Island in NYC

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LeChell The Shootah – “When the Engineer Fails”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“I will always tell her she is beautiful. But I am not the one she wants to hear that from. I am not the one who has to believe it.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from LeChell The Shootah, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

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