Prentice Powell – Letter to My Wife’s Exes

Performed at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

“She still has that sparkle in her eyes that makes it hard for you to look at her for too long without becoming religious.”

Don’t miss this poem from Prentice Powell, performing at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

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Usman Hameedi – The Ghost of 9/11 Addresses 1/6

Performed at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“Brainstorm turned dust cloud apocalypse, an offering of black soot in severed hands.”

Don’t miss this poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

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Rudy Francisco – Ode to my mother’s plantains

Performed performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“In the afterlife, this is the only event on my calendar.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Prentice Powell – Addiction

Performed at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

“I tried to kick this Slam shit, but if you ever picked up a pen and put it to paper, you know that ink, man, it just keeps on calling.”

Don’t miss this poem from Prentice Powell, performing at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

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Best of Button – Week 33

“Anxiety is the cousin visiting from out of town depression felt obligated to bring to the party.” Mom, I am the party.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Sierra DeMulder, Nazelah Jamison, Sarah Kay and Rudy Francisco! Congrats Poets!

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Nazelah Jamison – Vanity

Performed at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

“But seriously, I wish you and your dick the very best. When his dick is his best friend, a man often finds himself alone.”

Don’t miss this poem from Nazelah Jamison, performing at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

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Best of Button – Week 32

“Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to. And love leaves exactly when love must. When love arrives, say, Welcome, make yourself comfortable. If love leaves, ask her to leave the door open behind her. Turn off the music, listen to the quiet. Whisper, Thank you for stopping by.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Porsha Olayiwola, Alexis Wolfe, Alex tha Great, RJ Walker, and Blythe Baird ! Congrats Poets!

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Sierra DeMulder – Hours Before Dawn

Performed performing at Albany Barn in Albany, NY in 2023.

“I must tell you: every poem is about death when you are reading to the dying.”

Don’t miss this poem from Sierra DeMulder, performing performing at Albany Barn in Albany, NY in 2023.

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