Mariama Savage – If Language is a Survival Guide

Performed at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“Crimson spews from my tongue as my professor tells us that to speak a language is to tell the story of survival.”

Don’t miss this poem from Mariama Savage, performing at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

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Sean Patrick Mulroy – барские шалости

Performed in NYC

“It seems our stories always end this way, but then again it seems we never have the chance to write them.”

Don’t miss this poem from Sean Patrick Mulroy, performing in NYC

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Best of Button – Week 37

“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: Blacqwildflowr, ZachGoldberg, Lily Myers, and Legacy Thornton! Congrats Poets!

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Andrea Gibson – First Date

Performed at The Button Poetry Studio in Longmont, CO in 2021.

Don’t miss this poem from Andrea Gibson, performing at The Button Poetry Studio in Longmont, CO in 2021.

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Ollie Schminkey – prayer for the winter solstice

Performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“my wish for you on this longest night, is that the sky becomes all of your safest things.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Legacy Thornton – Home/After: Lesson in Healthy

Performed at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“Once my temple was ransacked, I ran into the arms of another. Together we used my remnants to make a shrine of our love.”

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

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Zach Goldberg – Wine / Water / Blood

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

“Liquor too can become a consecration, so it became the way I practiced.”

Don’t miss this poem from Zach Goldberg, performing at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

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Best of Button – Week 36

“Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to, and love leaves exactly when love must.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Ollie Schminkey, Alex Dang, Edwin Bodney, Rudy Francisco, and Sean Patrick Mulroy! Congrats Poets!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, or check out our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

BlacqWildFlowr – Gluttony

Performed at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

“Why would I settle for a man who can only see me as something to order, something to devour, something to conquer?”

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

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Ollie Schminkey – if I knew it would happen

Performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“What is an obituary but a note passed between fingers underneath the desk during class?”

Don’t miss this poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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