Desireé Dallagiacomo – “Be Mine”

Performing at AWP

“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 great poem from Desireé Dallagiacomo, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

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Topaz Winters – “Ars Poetica #2”

Performing at the Button Studio

“These days every letter I write to my girlfriend ends not with ‘I love you,’ but with ‘I am so glad we are both alive.’”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Topaz Winters, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Best of Button Week 382

“In my dream, from somewhere down a hallway of locked doors, a voice asks, ‘What if you aren’t as bad as you suspect you are? What if you will never be as good as you ache?’”

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

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Ariana Brown – “Odisea (for Ozuna)”

Performing at AWP

“I think I have always deserved this. A sound. A happy sound, a song I can live inside of safely, and not question the intent of what is being sung to me.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

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Ollie Schminkey – “The Bandaid in the Pool Filter”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“I want them to feel sad but not for me. I want them to feel sad for me.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing in Longmont, CO.

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Andrea Gibson – “Your Life”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“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 wonderful poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

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Best of Button Week 381

“It is here that it becomes obvious the priceless thing you read about as a child, saw in movies, heard about in song, up close is small. Demure. Simple. Of course it deserves to be protected.”

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!

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Liv McKee – “Ode to the Unpraised Deity”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“Sex worker does more for the resistance than the DNC ever did.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Liv McKee, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

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Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “A Hundred People Died on First Hill”

Performing at the Button Studio

“It’s easier to talk about ‘tragedy’ than it is to talk about ‘injustice.’”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, performing at the Button Studio.

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Toaster – “Mondays” (100K Views!)

“Hello, love. Hello, moment allowed above the surface like a dolphin at war.”

Congratulations to Toaster for topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Toaster here and here.

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