Jonathan Mendoza & Joaquina Mertz – “La Réplica (after Danez Smith)”

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“Because no one wants to clean for a living, but they do want to live.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Jonathan Mendoza & Joaquina Mertz, performing for Berklee College of Music as part of the “Best of the Rest” on finals stage at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Kate Hao – “In Which Every Poem I Write Becomes a Poem about My Body”

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“My body is selfish, it knows only how to take and never gives.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Kate Hao, performing for Washington University during semifinals at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Cam Awkward-Rich – “Vagina Monologue” (AWP 2016)

Performing at AWP 2016.

“And just because we know how the story goes
doesn’t mean I won’t say the words.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Button author Cam Awkward-Rich (whose book is available here), performing during the Button Poetry/YesYes Books showcase at the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

iCon – “In My Skin” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“Forget about walking a mile in my shoes, your ass wouldn’t last one step outside the front door in my skin.”

Don’t miss this great poem from iCon, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam, where she placed 4th overall. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Greg Harries – “Beasts” (Button Poetry Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I feel its snarl down my throat, recite the list of rules I use to keep the beast at bay.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Greg Harries, performing at Button Poetry Live, May 2016. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Casandra Faith – “The Lady at the VA Asks if I’ve Ever Considered Suicide”

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“I’m not here because I want to die. I’m here hoping to remember what it’s like to be held without exploding.”

Don’t miss this vital poem from Casandra Faith, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Hanif Abdurraqib – “Ode to Prince, Ending in a Jukebox on Fire in Ohio”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live, May 2016.

“I have given everything I have over to a juke, in hopes it would cough up one of your songs the way it was meant to be heard.”

Don’t miss this incredible tribute from Button author Hanif Abdurraqib (whose debut book is available here!), featuring at Button Poetry Live. Make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Jasmine Combs, Nayo Jones & Nick Stanovick – “Ghosts” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“Today, loneliness lives on the other side of the fence.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from the Temple University team, performing on finals stage at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, where they placed first. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Taylor Steele – “All These Bodies (after Patricia Smith)”

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“America is the loneliest angry song I’ve ever heard.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Taylor Steele, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Emily Weitzman – “Bread Thread” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“The greatest invention since sliced bread is throwing sliced bread at people who say really mean things.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Emily Weitzman, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.