David “AndYes” DeMola – “Alien”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“My father was an alien, born outside the atmosphere of planet America, and I am his alienated son.”

Don’t miss this astounding poem by David “AndYes” DeMola, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video 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, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva & more.

Fable the Poet – “Timmy”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I know that it was all a dream, and the guy, the guy inside the casket, that was me.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem by Fable the Poet, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video 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, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva & more.

Yumi Mun Kim – “그릇 (The Bowl)”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I am only just a bowl, filling myself with others’ burdens.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem by Yumi Mun Kim, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions run August 1st – September 15th!

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Ikram Hussein – “Constellations”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“The most beautiful thing about a sunrise is its patience: the way it rolls over the horizon one strand at a time.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem by Ikram Hussein, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions run August 1st – September 15th!

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.

Meta Sarmiento – “Watch Your Mouth”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“How could I make a class feel like home, if a kid doesn’t know what home’s supposed to feel like in the first place?”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Meta Sarmiento, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next submission period!

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Carrie Rudzinski – “Sober Girl”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“That’s what you are and always have been: silent. You do not know what taught you to be this shameful, quiet cavern.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Carrie Rudzinski, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next contest!

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Kary Rios – “I Live Out of Opportunities (Vivo De Oportunidades)”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I killed time. At least what was left of him.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Kary Rios, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next contest!

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Gil Kazimirov – “Mom, I Have a Few Requests For You”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“If selfishness was one letter and not eleven, it would be the letter of a kid demanding his mom not to change.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Gil Kazimirov, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video 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.

Asia Samson – “Pink Crayons”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“My only job is to love you.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Asia Samson, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video 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.