Daniel – “Thanksgiving Dinner with Your Host, Bulimia”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“Recovery is a choice. It is one you have to believe you can make for yourself. It is not sink or swim. It is getting out of the water.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Daniel, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN

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Best of Button Week 336

“The world has seen more wilt than bloom from me.”

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

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Best of Button Week 323

“How else would I know I am loved?”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Ollie Schminkey and our newest release from and Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal!

Daniel – “The Rainbow Responds to All the White Queer People who Voted for Trump”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019.

“All furs matter, as long as you can skin them from someone else, right?”

Don’t miss this moving poem from Daniel, performing at the 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in St. Louis, MO.

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Daniel – “A Letter to My Eating Disorder”


Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“Dear Eating Disorder, you can’t have my body, because I was here first.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Daniel, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.



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