John Ratz – “Dad and I Return to the Disease”

Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“I’ve watched my sister lose so much, all of my sacrifices feel small.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from John Ratz, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

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.