Keno Evol – “If We Make It To The Promise Land”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“We gonna need all y’all to organize and pop it off, see a police reach for anything gon calmly tell him knock it off.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Keno Evol, performing at Button Poetry Live. 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.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

Aaron Coleman – “On Acquiescence”

Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“We laughed and talked shit when what we wanted to do was understand.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Aaron Coleman, performing at his book release in Minneapolis. Check out Aaron’s incredible book, “St. Trigger”, Winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Gil Kazimirov – “Mom, I Have a Few Requests For You”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“If selfishness was one letter and not eleven, it would be the letter of a kid demanding his mom not to change.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Gil Kazimirov, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

T. Miller – “10 Things You Sound Like When You Say AllLivesMatter in Response to BlackLivesMatter”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I go into the hospital and change all the “Intensive Care Unit” signs to “Care Unit” signs, because every life in the hospital should be cared for just the same.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from T. Miller, performing at Button Poetry Live, March 2017. 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.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

Chrysanthemum Tran – “On (Not) Forgiving My Mother”

Performing at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

“I guess my body belongs nowhere, and there is no word for that.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Chrysanthemum Tran, performing during finals at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, Ohio.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Hanif Abdurraqib – “All Of The Ways I’ve Kept Myself Alive”

Performing at his book release at Art Share LA.

“I imagined a single bird for everyone I loved, carrying them perhaps to a new and cleaner place.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Hanif Abdurraqib, performing at his book release in Los Angeles. Check out Hanif’s incredible debut book, “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much”.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Asia Samson – “Pink Crayons”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“My only job is to love you.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Asia Samson, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Joseph Capehart – “For My Mom” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“My mom never taught me how to sing well, per se, but she taught me how to enjoy it.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Joseph Capehart, performing at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. 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.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Blythe Baird – “Fuckboys” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Fuckboy believes his loneliness is your responsibility.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Blythe Baird, performing at Button Poetry Live. 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.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Dave Harris – “Shade, or How I Respond to White People Who Are Tired of Talking About Race”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“The greatest miracle is convincing me my existence is progress.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Dave Harris, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.