Carlynn Newhouse – “Too Glorious”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“I think the opposite of gravity is love, is not weighing others down with your expectations.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Carlynn Newhouse, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Ebony Stewart – “Punk Noir”

Performing at the Historic Victory Grill

“Hold me down long enough and I’ll figure out how to turn these chains into a crown.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at the Historic Victory Grill in Austin, TX.

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Jessi-Alex Brandon – “Tired”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“How many hours do I have to sleep before I fully recover? What does rest look like when your body hasn’t caught a break since the world formed?”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Jessi-Alex Brandon, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

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Zach Goldberg – “Red/Sea”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019

“This is what you might call a miracle: God cut through the world’s belly to drive our people into it, the angel of death hovering above us as we left our enemies behind.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Zach Goldberg, performing at Rustbelt 2019 in St. Louis, MO.

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Steven Willis – “County Cousins”

Performed by Steven Willis

“All I can do is think about when we were kids, and how we used to play cops and robbers on the corner, and the pleasure I got each time my cousin was caught and placed in imaginary cuffs. But now…”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

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Patrick Roche – “Retcon”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“I relearn the language of a smile and I think of what a luxury it would be to erase or reset at the stroke of a pen.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Patrick Roche, performed and recorded in his home.

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Alex tha Great – “When Black Privilege & White Privilege Collide”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“Tales from a Black woman working in higher ed…”

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

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Adam Falkner – “My Grandma Calls Me Barack”

Performing at Honey

“I tell her the White House is nice, but it is a lot of responsibility. I’m going completely gray as you have probably seen.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Adam Falkner, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

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Michael Mlekoday – “The Night the Murderous Cop Was Not Charged”

Performing at the Button Studio

“I choose to believe everything matters. I don’t understand how we live here. We hardly do.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Michael Mlekoday, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!