Shahamat Uddin – Hijra

Performed 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

“She is smiling, not falling to these bullets because there are no more holes to make in her. She knows these wounds.”

Don’t miss this poem from Shahamat Uddin, a finalist in the 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

Shop Button Poetry.

Kelsey Bigelow – Learned Instinct

Performed 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

“I have learned to quiet, like mime, with helium in my heels and mute in my voice box.”

Don’t miss this poem from Kelsey Bigelow, a finalist in the 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

Shop Button Poetry.

Ashlee Connors – Project Unbecoming

Performed 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

“Did you know I fill out these flaws, wear them like the forgiveness I’ve learned to grant myself?”

Don’t miss this poem from Ashlee Connors, a finalist in the 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

Shop Button Poetry.

Little Blue – Temporarily Beautiful

Performed 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

“There’s something about replacement that’s complacent, something about replacing my father’s love with the rim of a bottle.”

Don’t miss this poem from Little Blue, finalist in the 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest.

Shop Button Poetry.

Rashad Wright – intro

Performed 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

“I feel like a car accident that keeps waking up in the morning, and the morning, all of this mourning, is never done.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rashad Wright, finalist in the 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

Shop Button Poetry.

Drew Drake – Dear Jordan Peele

Performed 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

“Thank you for allowing me to hear a scream in a writer’s room that sounds familiar to my own.”

Don’t miss this poem from Drew Drake, finalist in the 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

Shop Button Poetry.

Cassandra IsFree – The Little Merman

Performed 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

“What’s a shark to a killer whale?”

Don’t miss this poem from Cassandra IsFree , performing 2023 Button Poetry Video Contest

Shop Button Poetry.

Native Child – Funny

Performed at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

“They say laughter is the best medicine, if I keep laughing maybe I’ll be cured.”

Don’t miss this poem from Native Child, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

Shop Button Poetry.

Rudy Francisco – Orville

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“Stupid and brave are just two sides of the same coin, the only difference is whether or not you guessed correctly before the penny hits the floor.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

Get Rudy’s book, Excuse Me As I Kiss The Sky.

Sierra DeMulder – Now, Again

Performed at Albany Barn in Albany, NY

“I measure our time apart not in days but in two presidents.”

Don’t miss this poem from Sierra DeMulder, performing at Albany Barn in Albany, NY

Get Sierra’s book, Ephemera.