William Evans – “The Boys Ran Past and the Flowers Never Grew Back”

Performing at The AMP Room

“Maybe we just want somebody to see us without imagining a future without us.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from William Evans, performing at The AMP Room in San Antonio, TX

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Georgia Nubia – “Black Artistry”

Performed by Georgia Nubia

“From the way that we walk to the way that we talk, from the way that we dress and gain underdog success, there’s an art to being Black and it’s something we’re proud to express.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Georgia Nubia, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Andrea Gibson – “The Year of No Grudges”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“I know most people try hard to do good and find out too late they should have tried softer.”

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

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Marie Brown – “20 Years”

Performed at WoWPS Finals 2020

“Deep inside I prayed that our children would be better people than the both of us put together.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Marie Brown, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Sophia Emilie – “The Proposal”

Performed at WoWPS Finals 2020

“Yes, I’m the one proposing. No, it isn’t rom-com quirky, down-on-one-knee. It’s sitting in my friend’s car at half-past midnight telling him ‘Rather you than a stranger 800 miles away.’”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Sophia Emilie, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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David Bianchi – “Screams”

Performed by David Bianchi

“It’s the sound of children’s screams tearing through an abandoned Walmart hall and the sound of chain link fences and stomping boots and aluminum sheets covering them all.”

Don’t miss this gripping poem from David Bianchi, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Ollie Schminkey – “A Poem in which the Word ‘Nap’ is Replaced by the Word ‘Grief’”

Performing at the Button studio

“I let my mother sleep. She needs this grief more than I do, because she lives with him and all the death that crawls on him like fleas.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button studio in Minneapolis, MN.

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Ethan Fletcher – “Boy on the Bridge”

Performed by Ethan Fletcher

“It only took one bad decision that life had to bring that caused me to misplace my footing, and then before I knew it I was sinking.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ethan Fletcher, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Blythe Baird – “Before the Starving”

Performing at Icehouse

“I wonder why survival was my entertainment of choice?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Blythe Baird, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN. Order your copy of Blythe’s debut book, AFTERWARDS.

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Jazzmen Victoria – “White Girl Magic”

Performed at WoWPS Finals 2020

“Despite the world trying to keep us down, we still show up and show out. I mean, how can you call yourself a diamond if you’ve never felt the pressure?”

Don’t miss this outstanding poem from Jazzmen Victoria, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open NOW – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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