Elsa Sajjad – “Milk”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“I think about the future a lot. About how I want a daughter. I want her to be strong and tall, but most of all I want her to know there are things more important in life than knowing the benefits of milk.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Elsa Sajjad, a Category Winner of the 2021 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Joshua Bennett – “Levi”

Performed at the Striver’s Row

“How many children, how many masterfully written lives, must be dashed into the ground before we can call this a genocide on creativity?”

Don’t miss this inspiring poem from Joshua Bennett, performing at the Striver’s Row

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Alysia Harris – “Joy” (100K Views!)

“Sometimes joy means you have to be an archaeologist and an astronomer rolled into one. Sometimes you gotta dig deeper. Sometimes you have to see farther.”

Congratulations to Alysia Harris for topping 100,000 views on this beautiful poem! Watch more from Alysia here and here.

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Arvind Nandakumar – “How I Learned to Disc Jockey”

Performing at CAMP Bar

“I do not sing, I do not dance, I do not know how to chillax and have a good time.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Arvind Nandakumar, performing at CAMP Bar in Saint Paul, MN.

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Ollie Schminkey – “If the Cells that Make Up Hair are Already Dead”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“If the cells that make up hair are already dead, do they die again when the rest of the body does?”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

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Ilyus Evander – “Alexander’s Hands”

Filmed by SlamFind

“When I say I am trans, I mean a transformation. Renamed myself ‘Ilyus.’ It means ‘the love of God,’ and that too is blood, but bleeds more like before I was this body I was half a prayer.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ilyus Evander, filmed by SlamFind.

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Anthony Colon – “Subway”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“Where asking for change is a full-time hustle, where kids selling candy to just stay out of trouble.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Anthony Colon, a Category Winner of the 2021 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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