K McClendon – “Ol Town Gender”

Performing at Icehouse.

“Is a name dead, really, if it still lives in the mouths of the family that raised me? If it still conjures my response like a back-porch dinner bell?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from K McClendon, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Blythe Baird – “Guilt Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (100K Views!)

“You made it through, girl. You made it through every single time the world scratched and skid to an end. You woke up. Tomorrow shoved you out of bed.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 100,000 views on this absolutely incredible poem! Watch more from Button Poetry Live here.

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

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Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey – “What You Need to Hear”

2019 Video Contest

“You are not finished. Who you are now is not who you will be.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey, a submission from the 2019 Video Contest.

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Rachel Wiley – “Daylight” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“We are lov/e/ed/ing/able. We are the daylight and no one can go on if the day starts hiding.”

Don’t miss this terrific poem from Rachel Wiley, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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Chibbi – “Disney’s Coco: The Mouse Took Too Many Tequila Shots”

Performing at Storytellers X.

“Did you honestly think you were big enough to copyright a culture?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Chibbi, performing at Storytellers X at the Kroxon in Miami, FL.

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Porsha Olayiwola – “Interlude at a Neighborhood Gas Station: 2001”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“He gets out the car, slams the door, say, “Shawty you thick as hell! I know you out here belonging to somebody looking like how you look.’”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Adam Falkner – “Cousin Josh Was the First Gay Man I Knew Who Wasn’t on TV”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Cousin Josh was the first gay man I knew who wasn’t on TV.”

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

Adam’s highly-anticipated debut book, THE WILLIES, is now available!

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Robyn Kaur Sidhu – “My Pronouns Are…(after Zenaida Peterson)”

Filmed by SlamFind.

“The first time I heard a poem about gender on a stage, it hit me right in the binary.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Robyn Kaur Sidhu, filmed by SlamFind.

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