Guante – “Handshakes”

Performing at Sabrina Benaim’s book release in Minneapolis.

“As a young man, I was taught that one’s masculinity is tied directly to one’s handshake, that when meeting another man for the first time, no sin was more unforgivable than placing a limp fish in his hand, the dead husk of a greeting”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Guante, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Check out Guante’s book, A LOVE SONG, A DEATH RATTLE, A BATTLE CRY, now available for preorder. Get your signed copy before they run out!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, our newest release from Rudy Francisco, & more.