Lalli Mangum – “Bombs, Ink, and Autopsies”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“The only thing worse than holding in a time bomb secret for 16 years is the moment you realize it obliterated everything inside of you without ever having to explode at all.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Lalli Mangum, performing at the 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in St. Louis, MO.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!