Alysia Harris and Zora Howard – “Burning Water”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“Nobody asks how it feels to be oil. To slip through the fingers of the people who promise to preserve you, and all that’s left is a residue.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Alysia Harris and Zora Howard, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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Tanesha Nicole – “The Difference Between My Mother & My Body”

Performing at Icehouse

“My body is always afraid of how much it is taking away from other bodies.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Tanesha Nicole, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Ebony Stewart – “Note to Self”

Performing at Encore ATX

“Dear universe, I’m still standing here. I’m still loving here, in this body, with this heart.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at Encore ATX.

Ebony’s spectacular book, BloodFresh is now available!

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Ariana Brown – “Begin”

Performing at AWP

“Poetry is about relationships, each word affecting a person. Be careful what you say and who you are speaking to.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX!

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Anna Šverclová – “Anonymous”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“The internet taught me to want it whether I want it or not because I am wanted. To feel the most beautiful when I am naked.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anna Šverclová, performing at Button Poetry Live!

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Carson Wolfe – “Ten Weeks”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“‘I, your seahorse companion, gender ambivalent and capable of producing a thousand eggs, will have a thousand babies,’ I promised as you peeked into my hands, and together we marveled at our treasure.”

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

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Patrick Roche – “Poem in Which Flowers are Replaced by My Brain”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“My brain buds and blooms and is a symbol of love when gifted to a partner.”

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

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Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “Ten Responses to the Proposal to Overcome the Current Plague by Challenging It to a Duel”

Performing at the Button Studio

“This is how the men in my family tell sad stories: we always add a little violence.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Guante, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

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Michael Mlekoday – “In At Least A Thousand Worlds”

Performing at the Button Studio

“I learn there is a season for everything. A wood-guided wind pollinates the many worlds with a single shiver. A thousand leaves unfurl.”

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

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Trace DePass – “Notes on the Great Migration”

Performing at The Bowery Poetry Club

“Did my father think I was a phoenix? Are these his ashes he forgot in me or am I burning?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Trace DePass, performing at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York, NY.

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