Melania-Luisa Marte – “Afro-Latina” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“This isn’t a metaphor for Black girl magic or anger, this is me, no longer flat-ironing my fro to fit within the margins of a term dependent on my proximity to whiteness. I am not Black and Latina, I am a Black Latina.”

Don’t miss this brilliant poem from Melania-Luisa Marte, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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 Jared Singer & 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!