Patreon Soft Launch, Contest Update, & New Book! 11/18/16 There’s only a few weeks left in the soft launch of our Button Patreon page, during which you can get a free book or t-shirt of your choice while helping to support Button’s ability to keep broadcasting and publishing! We’re really excited about our goals for Patreon, including massively increased accessibility for our videos, a nationwide tour, and more. Check it out now!
In other news, we’re hard at work reviewing chapbooks and videos from the 2016 contests. We’ve already witnessed a ton of incredible work, and we can’t wait to share some of it with all of you. Keep an eye out for more updates there in the next couple months!
And finally, speaking of the contest, last year’s chapbook winner, St.Trigger by Aaron Coleman, is officially available for order. Adrian Matejka, last year’s finalist judge, writes “Aaron Coleman’s undeniable St. Trigger breaks open the conflicted masculinities in the fist-heavy spaces around Black America. Through his hard-hitting, sonic verses, all of the frustrations pushing against Blackness in 2016—the insistent danger, the unforgiving partisanship, the violence—are transformed into necessary resilience.” Get your copy today!
“Love is something I know best by watching it wash down the drain.”
Don’t miss this incredible poem from Rachel Wiley, featuring at Button Poetry Live, April 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.