Ryan Boyland – “Creation” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“God saw that the earth was dry and barren, so he made collard greens, and yams, and short ribs, and Jesus started doing the electric slide. And this was the first cookout.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Ryan Boyland, performing at Button Poetry Live.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Jared Singer & Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!