James Hartzer – “Spider-Man Socks”

Performing at Icehouse.

“Who are they to say he cannot be himself in new skin? Who are they to smear his new name under their feet?”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from James Hartzer, performing at Icehouse.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Rola Alasmar – “In Defense of Being Like Other Girls”

Performing at Macalester College.

“When he tells you he likes a girl who can eat, you feign a smile and wonder when eating became a defining personality trait of yours.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Rola Alasmar, performing at Macalester College in St.Paul.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Anthony McPherson – “If We Must Be Americans”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“You cannot thank Rosa Parks for sitting down, then tell Kaepernick to stand up.”

Don’t miss this moving poem from Anthony McPherson, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Crystal Valentine – “Ode to Cardi B” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Ode to the Bronx girls. To the girls who get buried while still screaming.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Crystal Valentine, featuring 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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Dave Harris – “Shark Week”

Featuring at Honey.

“It’s called Shark Week. Really just a time to watch things die in their mouths.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Dave Harris, featuring at Honey 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 Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Summer Durant – “Same”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“I think it’s regrettable that we need to see ourselves in someone before we care about their struggle.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Summer Durant, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Andrea Gibson – “Good Light”

Featuring at The Fine Line.

“Come love, make me better than I was. Come teach me a kinder way to say my own name.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Andrea Gibson, featuring at Fine Line in Minneapolis, MN.

Make sure to check out Andrea’s book, LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES, now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Olivia Gatwood – “Liberty”

Performing at Camp Bar.

“She did not know that when the boys lined up in four straight rows to sing the anthem, they were singing it for her.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Olivia Gatwood, performing at Camp Bar in St.Paul.

Olivia’s book, NEW AMERICAN BEST FRIEND, is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Ephraim Nehemiah – “Afrofuturistic Fairy God Being”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“After the pain had its fill of me, I was finally able to speak of joy.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ephraim Nehemiah, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Rachel Wiley – “Handsome”

Performing at Icehouse.

“She is still woman because she tells me she’s a woman, because there is no wrong way to woman.”

Don’t miss this touching poem from Rachel Wiley, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Rachel’s debut book, NOTHING IS OKAY, now available!

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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, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!