Phil Kaye – Los Angeles

Performed at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA

“We both wonder sometimes what the other stands for, as if home weren’t always a mirror we mistake for a wall.”

Don’t miss this poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA

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Ebony Stewart – Happy Father’s Day

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

“He say he tired of not being the hero in my poems, I say me too.”

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

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Andrea Gibson – Tincture

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

“The soul misses what the body could not let go–what else could hold on that tightly to everything?”

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

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Rudy Francisco – On Happiness

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“I play my daughter’s ukulele and the strings want to know what they did to deserve this kind of torture.”

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

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Ebony Stewart – Ode to My Pussy

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

“My pussy ain’t never been interested in taking nothing that didn’t belong to her.”

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

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Best of Button – Week 27

“I once held on to a grudge for so long, I forgot how the conflict actually started.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Rudy Francisco, Zach Goldberg, Lyrical Faith, Blacqwildflowr, Michael Lee, and Doc Luben! Congrats Poets!

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Rudy Francisco – I once held onto a grudge

Performed at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

“I once held on to a grudge for so long, I forgot how the conflict actually started.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

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Lyrical Faith – Pinterest Wedding

Performed at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

“How do white folks say they don’t want to remember when these crops are the backdrop of our history in America?”

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

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