Destined – “Allahuakbar”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“Jihad means ‘struggle.’ Allahuakbar means ‘God is greater.’ So when the struggle is between our lives and our freedom, Allahuakbar. God is greater.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Destined, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Phil Kaye – “If You Get Everything Done”

Performing at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA

“If you get everything done, you will be relaxed. Visualize how relaxed you will be. Now stop. Get everything done.”

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

Get Phil’s outstanding book, Date & Time.

  • Date & Time

    $16.00
    Add to cart

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “Hen March Outlaws Cops”

Performing at the Button Studio

“No, no cops. Neighbors. Family. Helpers. Experts. Medics. Shamans. Scrappers. Friends-of-friends. Preachers. Healers. Mechanics. Witches. In-laws. Volunteers. Whatever. We’ll figure it out. But no cops.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

Get Guante’s outstanding book, NOT A LOT OF REASONS TO SING, BUT ENOUGH.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Mecca – “Yelling Fire”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“The glow you see from us ain’t beautiful, it is holding in a volcano.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Mecca, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Jordan Bailey & Breeze the Poet – “Black Supremacy”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019 in St. Louis, MO

“We are all just really wanting to know, what exactly in the fresh lily-white foolish fuck did you mean by Black supremacy? Unless you meant my grandmama’s sweet potato pie.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Jordan Bailey & Breeze the Poet, performing at Rustbelt 2019 in St. Louis, MO

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Blythe Baird – “What A Body Inherits (after Hieu Minh Nguyen)” (100K Views!)

“When I was younger, I was convinced my mother was the only person who has ever hated my body more than I did.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from Blythe here and here.

Get Blythe’s stunning book, Sweet, Young, & Worried.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Hanif Abdurraqib, Michael Lee, L.E. Bowman, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Steven Willis – “DOGGONE”

Performed by Steven Willis

“Funny how bullets stray like dogs whenever I disobey a cop’s command and now Fox News asks my momma all the doggone questions like, ‘Why didn’t I sit? Why didn’t I stay? Why wasn’t I a good boy?’”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Steven Willis, performing at the Button Studio.

Get Steven’s phenomenal book, A Peculiar People.

  • A Peculiar People

    $18.00
    Add to cart

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 375

“You must not understand the gravitas of my pussy – the holy magic, durability that be my pussy.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Ebony Stewart! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Carlynn Newhouse – “Our Cities Still”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“Gentrification is the child stealing the toy they said they never wanted to play with.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Carlynn Newhouse, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Adam Falkner – “Preparing the House”

Performing at Icehouse

“These days, my dad and I don’t talk about the elephants much. They’re always there, presence grazing in and out of each room. Instead we just lob each other breadcrumbs like sports scores and headlines and see what sticks.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Adam Falkner, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

Get Adam’s incredible book, The Willies.

  • The Willies

    $16.00
    Add to cart

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!