Christopher Jean-Francois – “Anxiety”

Performed by Christopher Jean-Francois

“It’s loud and affecting us, but we try to deny it. We try to accept it. We manage. Somehow, we manage.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Christopher Jean-Francois, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Guante & Fred again.. – “Kyle (I Found You)”

Music video by Guante and Fred again..

“In this smoking chaos, our shoulderblades kissed. I found you. I found you beautiful, I found you exploding, I found you.”

If you haven’t yet, check out this incredible music video from Guante and Fred again..!

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Allison Determan – “An Ode to Summer Children”

Performed by Allison Determan

“An ode to summer children, who cartwheel and strike cross-your-heart deals under balmy stars.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Allison Determan, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Adam Falkner – “The Pussy Don’t Bite”

Performing at Icehouse

“When she grabbed my hand and walked me across the cast party to the bathroom, I was sort of prepared for the best or the worst.”

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

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Carlynn Newhouse – “The Girl Makes Her Own Commandments”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“Thou shalt not love a man who’s willing to burn the world if it means he can own the ash.”

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

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CRUSH – “The Breakup”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“I never understood fishing for sport, but it seems you have lost your touch. I’m no longer falling for your bait.”

Don’t miss this outstanding poem from CRUSH, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Andrea Gibson – “Acceptance Speech after Setting the World Record in Goosebumps”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“You ever felt that? A split second when nothing in the world is dying?”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

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Trevor Hall – “A Dense Ball of Bubblegum”

Performed by Trevor Hall

“The shock for criticism, I’m ready for once more.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Trevor Hall, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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Mia S. Willis – “Ten Things You Taught Me”

Filmed by SlamFind

“Your love planted a garden of doubt in my chest and the flowers are beautiful but now I can’t breathe.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Mia S. Willis, filmed by SlamFind.

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Miles Hodges – “Count On It”

Filmed by The Strivers Row

“I so badly just want things I know I can count on.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Miles Hodges, filmed by The Strivers Row.

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