Rudy Francisco – “Cookout”

Performing at his book release in Minneapolis.

“The adults hate all the new music, but still want the teenagers to teach them the dances.”

Don’t miss this extraordinary poem from Rudy Francisco, featuring at his book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Check out Rudy’s debut book, HELIUM, now available!

Send us your poems! The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017-2018. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, and more!