Brenna Twohy – “I am Not Clinically Crazy Anymore // When the Crazy Came Back” (100K Views!)

“This body knows fear, like a front porch knows welcome. It is always coming home.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Phil Kaye, Ebony Stewart, Omar Holmon, Blythe Baird, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Brenna Twohy – “What I’ve Learned About Trauma”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“Trauma sends you letters, without warning, for the rest of your life, usually disguised as something else.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s book, SWALLOWTAIL, is now available!

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

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!

Brenna Twohy – “Hey, Jeff Probst!”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“What do you call womanhood if not endurance? The way we withstand that which we did not believe withstandable.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s forthcoming book, SWALLOWTAIL, is now available to pre-order!

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

Brenna Twohy – “The Author’s Mother Writes a Grocery List”

Featuring at Icehouse.

Isn’t this what they taught us back in school? Isn’t this what good wifehood looks like? A hot, hot oven with something bubbling over inside? Dinner on the table and a house of closed mouths?

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Brenna Twohy, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Brenna’s forthcoming book, SWALLOWTAIL, is now available to pre-order!

  • Swallowtail

    $18.00$25.00
    Add to cart

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

Brenna Twohy – “Anxiety: A Ghost Story” (1 MILLION VIEWS!)

“You love me like the family walking through Horror-Land holding hands. You are not stupid, or careless, or even brave, you’ve just never seen the close up of a haunting.”

Congratulations to Brenna Twohy on topping 1,000,000 views on this remarkable poem. Check out more videos from Brenna here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!

Brenna Twohy – “Another Rape Poem” (500K Views!)

“I am tired of hearing rape poems, the same way soldiers are tired of hearing their own guns go off.”

Congratulations to Brenna Twohy on topping 500,000 views on this marvelous poem. Check out more from Brenna here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, and our newest release from Rudy Francisco!

Best of Button Week 36

Brenna Anxiety Screenshot

“When I tell you that my anxiety is a camera that shows everyone I love as bones, when I tell you that panic is a stubborn phantom—she will grab onto me and not let go for months—this is the part of the story when everyone is telling you to run.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Brenna Twohy, Raven McGill, and Effy Fritz. Congratulations poets!

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