Jasmine Combs, Nayo Jones & Nick Stanovick – “Ghosts” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“Today, loneliness lives on the other side of the fence.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from the Temple University team, performing on finals stage at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, where they placed first. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Taylor Steele – “All These Bodies (after Patricia Smith)”

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“America is the loneliest angry song I’ve ever heard.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Taylor Steele, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Emily Weitzman – “Bread Thread” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“The greatest invention since sliced bread is throwing sliced bread at people who say really mean things.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Emily Weitzman, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Rob Mitchell – “To the Black Kid in the Mirror” (Button Poetry Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live, April 2016.

“You convinced yourself the higher your test scores got,
the lighter your skin would turn.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Rob Mitchell, performing at Button Poetry Live, our monthly live show in Saint Paul. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Chrysanthemum Tran – “Vampires” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at CUPSI 2016.

“When was the last time you saw a face like mine without the glow of a mob’s torch?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Chrysanthemum Tran, performing for Brown at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Danez Smith – “Oooooh, You Look Like” (AWP 2016)

Performing at AWP 2016.

“Just what the fuck does Kenneth look like?”
Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Danez Smith, performing at the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists, including Danez!

Emily Eastman – “The First Time”

Performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam.

“The difference between a dream and wakefulness:
we know it’s real if it hurts.”
Don’t miss this great poem from Emily Eastman, performing at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Soré Agbaje – “I Was Born” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

“Once you are used to the idea of losing things, it no longer holds its value.”
Don’t miss this powerful poem from Soré Agbaje, performing for Brooklyn College at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.

Alex Dang & Dante Douglas – “The Shotgun Cabinet” (CUPSI 2016)

Performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

“Choke a running faucet, and you come out with clean hands.”
Don’t miss this excellent poem from Alex Dang and Dante Douglas, performing as part of the “Best of the Rest” during finals at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts (on sale for the start of summer!) in both female and unisex cuts, and books by many of your favorite Button artists.

Christopher Michael – “16th Street Baptist Church Speaks”

Performing at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

“I could not hold back the blast forever.”
Don’t miss this amazing persona poem from Christopher Michael, performing as a sacrificial poem before a bout at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts (on sale for the start of summer!) in both female and unisex cuts, and books by many of your favorite Button artists.