Rachel McKibbens – “Shiv”

Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“O’ to be permitted the luxury of only worrying about one thing at a time. O’ to be white in America and to wake up knowing every God is your God.”

Don’t miss this tremendous poem by Rachel McKibbens, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival. Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions are open NOW, August 1st – September 15th!

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