Ashlee Connors – “Christianity”

Performed at WoWPS Finals 2020

“Christianity calls me lost, strategizes interventions, violates my boundaries. I choke on my lover’s name, for she shall not be mentioned.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ashlee Connors, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Monica Montoya – “Desert Child”

Performed by Monica Montoya

“Wild girl, Native child, the Earth begs, for your raving rumpus. Your blood craves the taste of dirt. Your mother is calling you back.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Monica Montoya, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Nija “Sweetness” Maxwell – “Rinse & Repeat”

Performed at Main Street Players

“If these pupils aren’t passing, the school passes them through the school-to-prison pipeline.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Nija “Sweetness” Maxwell, performing at Main Street Players in Miami Lakes, FL.

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Darian Fluker – “Written in the Stars”

Performed by Darian Fluker

“I think it’s just written in the stars at this point for some people to just not be my people.”

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

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Reagan Myers – “Depression is Funny Like That”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“I am so tired of talking about my depression as somebody else; a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance, afraid to know what it might want from me.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Reagan Myers, performing at Rustbelt, 2019. Order your copy of Reagan’s debut book, AFTERWARDS.

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Alex tha Great – “On Childhood Fears That May Never Go Away”

Performed at WoWPS Finals 2020

“Sometimes I just need to get out of my own head, not realizing the door’s already been open.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Alex tha Great, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Morgan Allison – “HSTL DFFRNT (Hustle Different)”

Performed at WoWPS Finals 2020

“When they told me you can be what you wanted to be I believed them when I should have been asking ‘Who finna help me pay to chase these dreams?’”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Morgan Allison, performing at WoWPS Finals 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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D Fretter – “Broken Machines”

Performed by D Fretter

“Sometimes people treat you like you’re a broken machine. They got their plans, their ideas, and their schemes to remake you into what they want you to be.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from D Fretter, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Akeemjamal Rollins – “Tonight”

Performed at Icehouse

“All I want is friends, and love, and everything kindergarten makes you feel entitled to.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Akeemjamal Rollins, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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LindoYes – “Colors”

Performed by LindoYes

“I’m grateful every morning I don’t wake up a hashtag. A trending topic of tragedy.”

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

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