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

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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

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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.

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Phil Kaye – “Burial”

Performing at Little Island

“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 great poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Little Island in NYC

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Best of Button Week 384

“I carved my name into your desk, dotted the ‘i’ with a heart. When I wrote ‘Be Mine,’ I didn’t mean like this.”

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

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LeChell The Shootah – “When the Engineer Fails”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“I will always tell her she is beautiful. But I am not the one she wants to hear that from. I am not the one who has to believe it.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from LeChell The Shootah, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

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Adam Falkner – “Mr. Powell Was a Perv But I Didn’t Mind at All”

Performing at McNally Jackson Books

“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 great poem from Adam Falkner, performing at McNally Jackson Books in Brooklyn, NY

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Steven Willis – “Comrade Brother Hampton Addresses The People”

Performing at the Button Studio

“Somewhere a Black Capitalist lies to himself. Says he is his ancestors’ wildest dreams cause he got a four-wheel drive and a house as big as the oppressors’.”

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

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Best of Button Week 383

“Choose to spend your whole life telling secrets you owe no one to everyone, until there isn’t anyone who can insult you by calling you what you are: you holy blinking star.”

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

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Jane Belinda – “My Car is a Man”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“How can anyone see this thing in need of so much maintenance, loud, and always announcing itself, and think, ‘Woman’? If this car was a woman it would fix itself.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Jane Belinda, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

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