Blythe Baird – “What to Expect when You Are Not”

Performed at the Button Studio

“I’ve wanted to be an incredible mother for as long as I have feared being a regrettable daughter.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Blythe Baird, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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, or check out our newest release from Darius Simpson!

Best of Button Week 396

“The viewers at home are dying to know your secret. as if the shortcut was as simple as the first night you listened to Fiona Apple sing, ‘hunger hurts / but starving works.’”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, or check out our newest release from Blythe Baird!

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!

Blythe Baird – “Taking My Mother to a Gay Bar” (250K Views!)

“I love all of her even if there are aspects of myself she has no desire to learn how to love.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 250,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Blythe here and here.

Get Blythe’s stunning book, If My Body Could Speak.

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!

Blythe Baird – “The Kindest Thing She Almost Did” (500K Views!)

“When she tells me that she loves me and that she has a lying problem on the same day, I know I am completely and utterly fucked.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 500,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Blythe here and here.

Blythe’s stunning book, If My Body Could Speak is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Javon Johnson, Michael Lee, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, Omar Holmon, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Best of Button Week 349

“I wonder why survival was my entertainment of choice?”

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

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open November 15, 2021 – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Guante, Michael Lee, Neil Hilborn, Rachel Wiley, William Evans, Blythe Baird, Bianca Phipps, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Blythe Baird – “Before the Starving”

Performing at Icehouse

“I wonder why survival was my entertainment of choice?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Blythe Baird, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN. Order your copy of Blythe’s debut book, AFTERWARDS.

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open NOW – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Blythe Baird – “To Live in the Body of a Survivor” (100K Views!)

“To live in the body of a survivor is to never be able to leave the scene of a crime. I cannot ignore the fact that I live here.”

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

Blythe’s stunning book, If My Body Could Speak is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by George Abraham, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Rachel Wiley, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Reagan Myers!

Blythe Baird – “Pocket-Sized Feminism” (1M Views!)

“You could literally saw a woman in half and it would still be called a magic trick.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 1,000,000 views on this amazing poem! Watch more from Blythe here and here.

Blythe’s stunning book, If My Body Could Speak is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by George Abraham, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Rachel Wiley, Raych Jackson, and our newest releases from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie & Reagan Myers!

Blythe Baird – “Girl Code 101” (2M Views!)

“This is not female privilege, this is survival of the prettiest. We are playing the first game we learned how to.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 2,000,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from Blythe here and here.

Blythe’s stunning book, If My Body Could Speak is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Javon Johnson, Natasha T. Miller, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!