Best of 2019 #6: Nora Cooper – “On Silence”

Best of 2019 #6: Nora Cooper – “On Silence”

“Even when you say nothing, I believe you.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in sixth on the list, “On Silence” by Nora Cooper. Congratulations Nora!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Best of 2019 #7: Leah Anderson – “You Ask Me What I Am So You May Know How To Fear Me”

Best of 2019 #7: Leah Anderson – “You Ask Me What I Am So You May Know How To Fear Me”

“I can tell you my history by the things my eyes have seen, but you learn nothing by the shape of them.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in seventh on the list, “You Ask Me What I Am So You May Know How To Fear Me” by Leah Anderson. Congratulations Leah!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Best of 2019 #8: Andrea Gibson – “Maybe I Need You”

Best of 2019 #8: Andrea Gibson – “Maybe I Need You”

“I wrote you too many poems in a language I did not yet know how to speak.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in eighth on the list, “Maybe I Need You” by Andrea Gibson. Congratulations Andrea!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Best of 2019 #9: Breeze the Poet – “Love Anyway”

Best of 2019 #9: Breeze the Poet – “Love Anyway”

“You can tell he was too busy loving to know that there was a war going on.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in ninth on the list, “Love Anyway” by Breeze the Poet. Congratulations Breeze the Poet!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Best of 2019 #10: Asia Samson – “Slash”

Best of 2019 #10: Asia Samson – “Slash”

“Sometimes fate has a way of dismantling our lives to tell us ‘it’s okay, this way is better.’”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2019! Coming in tenth on the list, “Slash” by Asia Samson. Congratulations Asia!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views.

Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.


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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Asia Samson – “Walking Constellation”

A Poetry Film

“The thing about believing in what you were told to believe in is that you were told to believe it.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Asia Samson.

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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Dave Harris – “I Haven’t Killed My Father Yet”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“The day I was born, he fled. I chased. We both runnin’.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Dave Harris, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Dave’s debut book, PATRICIDE, is now available to order!

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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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Guante – “A Pragmatist’s Guide to Faith”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“What are the odds of your existence?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Guante, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Guante’s limited edition zine bundle, THE ART OF TAKING THE L, is now available! Only 250 made, get yours before they’re gone!

  • “The Art of Taking the L” Zine Bundle

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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, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Sarah Abbas – “Clock” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I know what’s it’s like to be seen as a weapon by my country.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Sarah Abbas, 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Porsha Olayiwola – “God is Good All the time”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“That ain’t god sometimes is you sometimes you is god the good god is you all good all god all the time is you.”

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

Get your copy of Porsha’s debut book, I SHIMMER SOMETIMES, TOO, now available to order!

  • i shimmer sometimes, too

    $16.00
    Add to cart

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!