Jeanann Verlee – “Hereditary” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“One time I said, ‘Mom, calm down,’ and she slapped me
so hard I forgot her name.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Jeanann Verlee, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY.
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Donte Collins – “Grief Puppet” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Don’t tell your Uber driver you’re going to an orgy.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Donte Collins, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.

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Anthony McPherson – “When the Obamas Leave Us”

Performing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

“If you were 8 years old today, you would not know
a world without a black president.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anthony McPherson, performing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Check out more from Anthony here and here.
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De Dove – “Dignity” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Cause this is my moment, not yours.”

Don’t miss this inspiring poem from De Dove, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Mikkel Snyder – “A Question of Authority” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“I have a bank account with $5,000
that I’ve started calling bail.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Mikkel Snyder, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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Heather Wells & Sharonda Chery – “Bassinets” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Imagine giving CPR to a porcelain doll
without it shattering.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Heather Wells & Sharonda Chery, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Ashley August – “Roaches” (Rustbelt 2016)

Performing at Rustbelt 2016

“I wanna take a moment to give a shout-out
to the Bronx Zoo, for giving me the glorious opportunity
to name cockroaches after my exes.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Ashley August, performing at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Javon Johnson – “When the Cancer Comes” (Button Live)


Performing at Button Poetry Live
“At this rate, we will have to lower our dead into ground
they could not afford to live in.”
Don’t miss this amazing poem from Javon Johnson, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the live show, every first Monday at 8:00 PM in downtown Saint Paul.
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Eric Sirota – “Day of Repentance”

Performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up

“It’s three P.M. and I am fucking hungry.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Eric Sirota, performing at the 2015 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE.
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FreeQuency – “The ‘I’m Sorry’ Poem” (Southern Fried)

Performing at Southern Fried

“Remember rape is not about sex; it’s about
power and privilege.”

Don’t miss this great poem from FreeQuency, performing at the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam in Greensboro, NC.

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