Ariana Brown – Dear Texas

Performed at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX

“I don’t want a Devil who smiles in my face. Give me a devil proud of his deeds.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ariana Brown , performing at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX

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Best of Button – Week 29

“Love had terrible rhythm on the dance floor, but made sure we never missed a slow song.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Rudy Francisco, Darius Simpson, Scout Bostley, Sean Patrick Mulroy, and Ariana Brown! Congrats Poets!

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Ariana Brown – Ode to HEB

Performed at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX

“Teach me to be a person without a nation, on the other side of enslavement. I will write to you always.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ariana Brown, performing at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX

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Ariana Brown – “Odisea (for Ozuna)”

Performing at AWP

“I think I have always deserved this. A sound. A happy sound, a song I can live inside of safely, and not question the intent of what is being sung to me.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

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Ariana Brown – “Superpower”

Performing at AWP

“My love is a superpower. Got it from my mama who gave me her blood and my daddy’s last name. I am named after a love that refused to break.”

Don’t miss this inspiring poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

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Ariana Brown – “Begin”

Performing at AWP

“Poetry is about relationships, each word affecting a person. Be careful what you say and who you are speaking to.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX!

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Ariana Brown – “Pass”

Performing at Honey

“The talk show host asks Salma Hayek to sing the national anthem of the United States…”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ariana Brown, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.

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Ariana Brown – “For the Black Kids in my 8th Grade Spanish Class”

Performing at SAY Sí

“There we were, filling the space with the sound of us.”

Don’t miss this stellar poem from Ariana Brown, performing at SAY Sí in San Antonio, TX during AWP 2020.

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Ariana Brown – “Volver, Volver” (100K Views!)

“I am always amazed that the ability to forget history is a choice for some people.”

Congratulations to Ariana Brown on topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more videos from Ariana here and here!



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Ariana Brown – “Instead”

Featuring at Intermedia Arts.

“I will not say I learned to stand stiller than air, though not still enough to disappear.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Ariana Brown, performing at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, MN.

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