Melinda Hernandez – “Confessions to the God Inside of Me”


Performing at CUPSI 2018.

“I’ve learned to accept apologies I’ve never received in order to love myself better.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Melinda Hernandez, performing at CUPSI 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Kofi Dadzie – “Black Don’t Crack”


Performing at CUPSI 2018.

“In high school my Black was looked at like a cheat code: Say my Black make me run faster, my Black makes me jump higher, my Black makes me rap good.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Kofi Dadzie, performing at CUPSI 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Mila Cuda & Sarah Nwafor – “Ode to Femme”


Performing at CUPSI 2018.

“Here’s to the root work, to building a house of cards on a moving train, to giving ourselves a second chance to be amazed by the stillness of our hands and the length of our temper.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Mila Cuda & Sarah Nwafor, performing at CUPSI 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

Send us your poetry! 2018 Chapbook Contest is open Now – January, 15th, 2019! Submit Here!

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Kevin Kantor – “A Letter from Cancer” (250K Views!)

“Breathe with me, bleed out with me. We will waste away together.”

Congratulations to Kevin on topping 250,000 views on this sensational poem. Check out more videos from Kevin Kantor here and here.

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Victoria Morgan – “How to Succeed in Heartbreak” (500K Views!)

“Do not pick yourself up, do not be okay, because heartbreak is not about being okay, it is about remembering you were okay before.”

Congratulations to Victoria on topping 500,000 views on this phenomenal poem. Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions are open NOW, August 1st – September 15th!



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Bianca Phipps – “The Heartbreaker Poem” (500K Views!)

“Your father teaches you how to be the first one to walk away. Leave, before they realize you were not worth staying for.”

Congratulations to Bianca on topping 500,000 views on this wonderful poem. Watch more from Bianca here and here.



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Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “Hide Your Shea Butter” (250K Views!)

“It’s not just that you take what we create, it’s that it always gets
lost in translation.”

Congratulations to Crystal & Aaliyah on topping 250,000 views on this marvelous poem. Watch more from Crystal and Aaliyah here.



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Patrick Roche – “Siri: A Coping Mechanism” (500K Views!)

“Opening voicemails. He does not tell anyone he still has ones from his dead father. He will not delete them. He will not delete dead grandparents’ contact information. He will not delete anything.”

Congratulations to Patrick on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem. Watch more from Patrick here and here.



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Ethan Smith – “A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be” (1M Views!)

“In therapy, you said you wouldn’t make it to 21. On my twenty-first birthday, I thought about you. You were right.”

Congratulations to Ethan on topping 1,000,000 views on this spectacular poem. Check out more from the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational here.



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