Damien McClendon – “Rollerblade”

Rustbelt 2019

“I took hold of my first pair from grandma’s hands, a garage sale gift of grace.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Damien McClendon, performing at Rustbelt 2019 in Kansas City, MO.

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Rachel Wiley – “Wand: 10 & 2/3 Unknown Driftwood with a Mermaid Hair Core” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Do you hear the waves in me? Do you see how I push and pull with the moon?”

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

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Carlos Andrés Gómez – “Praise”

Performing at Storytellers VIII

“My mother’s truest mother is grief, who taught her the slack-jawed abandon of joy.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Carlos Andrés Gómez, performing at Storytellers VIII.

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Joshua Bennet – “Say it, Sing it as The Spirit Leads (after Vievee Francis)”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“We are not always broken, even when we are.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Joshua Bennet, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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Melania-Luisa Marte – “Wicked Love” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“You think you can survive me at my worst, and maybe you can.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Melania-Luisa Marte, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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Chanel Gomaa – “White/Right?”

Individual World Poetry Slam 2019

“I have this lisp that likes to trip up my tongue sometimes.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Chanel Gomaa, performing at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2019 San Diego, CA.

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Rudy Francisco – “Seventeen”


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“We are blurry silhouettes against the backdrop of popular, often wearing our skin like a costume of someone we don’t feel comfortable pretending to be.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Rudy Francisco, featuring at Button Poetry Live. Order your copy of Rudy’s NEW book, I’LL FLY AWAY.


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Crystal Valentine – “The Wig Itches my Scalp Like a Ringworm” (Button Live)

Button Live

“I imagine a scenario in which I do not compare myself to flawed objects.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Crystal Valentine, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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