K McClendon – “For Lizzo” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“God, she played flute over a hip-hop beat and twerked like her thighs invented thunder.”

Don’t miss this heartfelt poem from K McClendon, performing 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Andy Grammer – “Naive”

Performing at Varsity Theatre.

“I’ve been labeled positive, optimistic, the guy that makes the happy music, and while I’m flattered, with these words come with an aftertaste of stupid.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Andy Grammer, performing at Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Andrea Gibson – “Panic Button Collector”

Westcott Theater.

“You absolutely belong here and everything you feel is okay.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Andrea Gibson, featuring at Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY

Make sure to check out Andrea’s book, LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES, 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Rachel Wiley – “Purple Hearts” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I decided right then that some day I want to be a slut, just like grandma.”

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

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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Raych Jackson – “Season 1 Episode 3 of Desperate Housewives” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“How can there still be clouds after her storm has left?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Raych Jackson, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Raych’s book, EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION, is now available!

  • Even the Saints Audition

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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, Brenna Twohy, & our newest release from Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

RJ Walker – “Summer of Mania”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“Mania is electric scissors. Summer is the only time that exists. So why even think of anything past it.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from RJ Walker, performing at the 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in St. Louis, MO.

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, Brenna Twohy, & our newest release from Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Blythe Baird – “The Ship I Built”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I am trying to sleep on the front porch of forgiveness.”

Don’t miss this terrific poem from Blythe Baird, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Blythe’s book, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK, is now available!

  • If My Body Could Speak

    If My Body Could Speak

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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, Brenna Twohy, & our newest release from Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Khary Jackson – “Tamir”

Performing at Icehouse.

“He’s dead now, and it is so easy to forget that there was a life that preceded all of this.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Khary Jackson, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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, Brenna Twohy, & our newest release from Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Lalli Mangum – “Bombs, Ink, and Autopsies”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“The only thing worse than holding in a time bomb secret for 16 years is the moment you realize it obliterated everything inside of you without ever having to explode at all.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Lalli Mangum, performing at the 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in St. Louis, MO.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Porsha Olayiwola – “Had My Parents Not Been Separated…”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Had my father not been deported, he and my mother might have had another child. It’s likely they’d build a new back porch and have a garden with peppers just like our neighbor.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at their book release show at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Get your copy of Porsha’s debut book, I SHIMMER SOMETIMES, TOO, now available to order!

  • i shimmer sometimes, too

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Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!