Manuel Ávalos & Casey Orozco Poore – “The Castle”

2017 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“When I came out to my mother, she tried to scrub me clean: wring the queer out of me.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem by Manuel Ávalos & Casey Orozco Poore, runners-up in the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest!

Stay tuned for more information about our 2018 Video Contest!

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