Javon Johnson – “America”

Performed by Javon Johnson

“America is always in mourning.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Javon Johnson.

Javon’s highly-anticipated debut book, AIN’T NEVER NOT BEEN BLACK, is now available!

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 Rudy Francisco & Kevin Kantor!

Mojdeh Stoakley – “The Prophet”

Hamline University

“You will quietly fall in love with the sun’s warmth and find your shadow dancing as you dance.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing Hamline University in St. Paul, 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 Rudy Francisco & Kevin Kantor!

EJ Schoenborn – “An Erasure Elegy for My Mother’s Memory”

Rustbelt 2018

“We forgive this forgetting because it is all we know how to do.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from EJ Schoenborn, performing at Rustbelt 2018 in Detroit, MI..

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 Rudy Francisco & Javon Johnson!

William Evans – “Still Ain’t Life” (Button Live)

Performed at Button Poetry Live

“My daughter reads two grades above her own head and still says ‘yo’ to punctuate a lesson like her father.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from William Evans, performing at Button Poetry Live. Make sure to grab a copy of William’s book, STILL CAN’T DO MY DAUGHTER’S HAIR.


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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 Rudy Francisco & Javon Johnson!

Mia S. Willis – “My Black Boy, Outer Space”

Filmed by Slamfind

“There are days where I wonder how America would feel if there was some sort of scientific proof that our universe was a Black boy.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Mia S. Willis, filmed by Slamfind.

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 Rudy Francisco & Javon Johnson!

Gabriel Green – “The Gospel of Black Music”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“And like that, our savior was gone, leaving behind a generation of followers to carry on in his teachings. We call them soul artists.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Gabriel Green, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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 Rudy Francisco & Javon Johnson!