Adam Falkner – “Mr. Powell Was a Perv But I Didn’t Mind at All”

Performing at McNally Jackson Books

“Mr. Powell was a perv but I did not mind at all, because he seemed more lonely than creepy and I think those are totally different things.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Adam Falkner, performing at McNally Jackson Books in Brooklyn, NY

Get Adam’s phenomenal book, The Willies.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest! Submissions have been extended until September 5

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Steven Willis – “Comrade Brother Hampton Addresses The People”

Performing at the Button Studio

“Somewhere a Black Capitalist lies to himself. Says he is his ancestors’ wildest dreams cause he got a four-wheel drive and a house as big as the oppressors’.”

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

Get Steven’s incredible book, A Peculiar People.

  • A Peculiar People

    $18.00
    Add to cart

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest! Submissions open NOW – August 31

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 383

“Choose to spend your whole life telling secrets you owe no one to everyone, until there isn’t anyone who can insult you by calling you what you are: you holy blinking star.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Andrea Gibson! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest, open NOW – August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Dave Harris, George Abraham, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Andrea Gibson, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Jane Belinda – “My Car is a Man”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“How can anyone see this thing in need of so much maintenance, loud, and always announcing itself, and think, ‘Woman’? If this car was a woman it would fix itself.”

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

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest! Submissions open NOW – August 31

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Desireé Dallagiacomo – “Be Mine”

Performing at AWP

“I carved my name into your desk, dotted the ‘i’ with a heart. When I wrote ‘Be Mine,’ I didn’t mean like this.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Desireé Dallagiacomo, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

Get Desireé’s beautiful book, SINK.

  • SINK

    $16.00
    Add to cart

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest! Submissions open NOW – August 31

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Topaz Winters – “Ars Poetica #2”

Performing at the Button Studio

“These days every letter I write to my girlfriend ends not with ‘I love you,’ but with ‘I am so glad we are both alive.’”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Topaz Winters, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

Get Topaz’s fantastic book, So, Stranger.

  • So, Stranger

    $18.00
    Add to cart

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open NOW!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ariana Brown – “Odisea (for Ozuna)”

Performing at AWP

“I think I have always deserved this. A sound. A happy sound, a song I can live inside of safely, and not question the intent of what is being sung to me.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest! Submissions open NOW – August 31

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “The Bandaid in the Pool Filter”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“I want them to feel sad but not for me. I want them to feel sad for me.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing in Longmont, CO.

Get Ollie’s award-winning book, Dead Dad Jokes.

  • Dead Dad Jokes

    $16.00
    Add to cart

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open NOW!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Andrea Gibson – “Your Life”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“Choose to spend your whole life telling secrets you owe no one to everyone, until there isn’t anyone who can insult you by calling you what you are: you holy blinking star.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

Get Andrea’s phenomenal book, You Better Be Lightning.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open NOW!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Liv McKee – “Ode to the Unpraised Deity”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“Sex worker does more for the resistance than the DNC ever did.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Liv McKee, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest! Submissions open NOW – August 31

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!