Deshara Suggs-Joe – “I Am Not a Grasshopper, You Are Not My Master”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“Teach me how to hang in a body not meant for walking, talking.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Deshara Suggs-Joe, 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.