Zack Lesmeister – “Shots on the House” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“We can’t be burned by gunfire, by toxic masculinity, by a man afraid of our queer joy.”

Don’t miss this stupendous poem from Zack Lesmeister, 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

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!

Brenna Twohy – “What I’ve Learned About Trauma”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Trauma sends you letters, without warning, for the rest of your life, usually disguised as something else.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s book, SWALLOWTAIL, is 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, Michael Lee, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

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!

Meccamorphosis – “Duck You Autocorrect”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“Duck you autocorrect. You keep playing with me, keep acting like I ain’t said what I said.”

Don’t miss this jaw-dropping poem from Meccamorphosis, 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

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 – “A Green Book For My Niece”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“There will be days you struggle with knowing where you belong. For feeling like you belong everywhere and nowhere at all.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Rachel Wiley, featuring 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

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 – “An Insider’s Guide on How to Be Sick”

Featuring at Syracuse University.

“You will never have a greater opportunity to learn to love your enemy, than when your enemy is your own red blood.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Andrea Gibson, featuring at The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York.

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

  • Lord of the Butterflies

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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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

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!

Kofi Dadzie – “For Darkskin Niggas (After Hanif Abdurraqib)”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I heard all the jokes. It may not have always looked like I heard you, but I heard you.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Kofi Dadzie, 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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

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 – “I Didn’t Always Salivate Over Skeletons”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“We understood the many ways a mother’s shame can haunt a daughter’s body.”

Don’t miss this incredible 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, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Raych Jackson!

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!

Guante – “Art of Taking the L”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Watch how I mutate. How I become something bigger than myself.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Guante, featuring at Icehouse.

Guante’s limited edition zine bundle, THE ART OF TAKING THE L, is now available! Only 250 made, get yours before they’re gone!

  • “The Art of Taking the L” Zine Bundle

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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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

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 – “My Mother”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“My mother is two jobs and an empty piggy bank. Is section eight for retirement plan. Is no savings account. No trust fund. No money ‘til the fifteenth of the month.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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

Raych Jackson – “For Korah” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Sometimes family & close friends will betray God & then the earth can’t remember the last time it ate.”

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

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

  • Even the Saints Audition

    $16.00
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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 Brenna Twohy!

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!