Andrea Gibson – “Every Time I Ever Said I Want to Die”

Performed in Longmont, CO

“What if we don’t have to be healed to be whole?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “We Are on a Roadtrip”

Performing at the Button Studio

“When we are both sober, I have no fucking clue what to say to him, but on the road trip, we drink cheap whiskey outside of a hot tub until we like each other.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Best of Button Week 386

“My soon-wife asks if we should bury a gun in the front yard, which is perhaps the opposite of a grave. A tombstone buried underneath the ground, waiting to be inscribed with a name.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Dave Harris, George Abraham, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Andrea Gibson, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Jon Sands – “Even If”

Performing at McNally Jackson Books

“You’re a stupid dumbass and it’s lovely and terrible, and the only person you get to be. So even if you don’t have the land, pick up the shovel, then let it go.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Jon Sands, performing at McNally Jackson Books in Brooklyn, NY

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Steven Willis – “The Hustle Speaks”

Performing at the Button Studio

“I supply everything, even the pipe dreams. That’s why ballplayers pass the ‘rock’ and the rappers ‘cook it up’ in the lab. I’m the ‘base’line in that jazz, the ‘rock’ in their roll and I’m always in the background when shit goes up in ‘smoke.’”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “Why Do You Write Poems When Death is All Around Us?”

Performing at the Button Studio

“You can’t ‘beat’ death, you can only dance a little more slippery, drum a little more timelessly, hold that note beyond your breath, and hope to find a home in its echo.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

Get Kyle’s fantastic book, NOT A LOT OF REASONS TO SING, BUT ENOUGH.

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Best of Button Week 385

“Mr. Powell was a perv but I did not mind at all, because he seemed more lonely than creepy and I think those are totally different things.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Dave Harris, George Abraham, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Andrea Gibson, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Jason Bayani – “Kein/Muenchen”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Maybe when we say ‘love,’ what we mean is ‘a safe place to fall apart.’”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Jason Bayani, performing at Button Poetry Live in May 2019

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ebony Stewart – “Transparent”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“I’m still trying to convince my shadow that it chose me for a reason.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN

Get Ebony’s incredible book, BloodFresh.

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Rudy Francisco – “Things I Strongly Believe” (250K Views!)

“I believe masculinity is a wet fish most men are trying to hold onto.”

Congratulations to Rudy Francisco for topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rudy here and here.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Topaz Winters, Michael Lee, L.E. Bowman, Raych Jackson, and our forthcoming release from Darius Simpson!