Aaron Coleman – “On Surrender”


Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“I’m ashamed I don’t trust anger. I’m ashamed I don’t trust the idea of home.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Aaron Coleman, performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

Make sure to check out Aaron’s book, ST. TRIGGER, Winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest!



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, our newest release from Rudy Francisco, & more.

Aaron Coleman – “It Is Not a Question of Memory”

Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“I run water over fear, a descant for recollection.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Aaron Coleman, performing at his book release in Minneapolis. Check out Aaron’s incredible book, St. Trigger, Winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest.

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, our newest release from Sabrina Benaim & more.

Aaron Coleman – “St. Trigger”

Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“I’m hum and tick, derision and boom, unclocked time.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Aaron Coleman, performing at his book release in Minneapolis. Check out Aaron’s incredible book, St. Trigger, Winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Aaron Coleman – “Manmade Shelter Beneath Rupturing Sky”

Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“Boys burn down and aim to take the town with them.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Aaron Coleman, performing at his book release in Minneapolis. Check out Aaron’s incredible book, St. Trigger, Winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Aaron Coleman – “On Acquiescence”

Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“We laughed and talked shit when what we wanted to do was understand.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Aaron Coleman, performing at his book release in Minneapolis. Check out Aaron’s incredible book, “St. Trigger”, Winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Patreon Soft Launch, Contest Update, & New Book!

Patreon Soft Launch, Contest Update, & New Book!
11/18/16
There’s only a few weeks left in the soft launch of our Button Patreon page, during which you can get a free book or t-shirt of your choice while helping to support Button’s ability to keep broadcasting and publishing! We’re really excited about our goals for Patreon, including massively increased accessibility for our videos, a nationwide tour, and more. Check it out now!



In other news, we’re hard at work reviewing chapbooks and videos from the 2016 contests. We’ve already witnessed a ton of incredible work, and we can’t wait to share some of it with all of you. Keep an eye out for more updates there in the next couple months!

And finally, speaking of the contest, last year’s chapbook winner, St.Trigger by Aaron Coleman, is officially available for order. Adrian Matejka, last year’s finalist judge, writes “Aaron Coleman’s undeniable St. Trigger breaks open the conflicted masculinities in the fist-heavy spaces around Black America. Through his hard-hitting, sonic verses, all of the frustrations pushing against Blackness in 2016—the insistent danger, the unforgiving partisanship, the violence—are transformed into necessary resilience.” Get your copy today!

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