Best of Button Week 348

“I am so tired of talking about my depression as somebody else; a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance, afraid to know what it might want 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: Reagan Myers! Congrats Poet!

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open November 15, 2021 – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Omar Holmon, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, Blythe Baird, Bianca Phipps, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Reagan Myers – “Depression is Funny Like That”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“I am so tired of talking about my depression as somebody else; a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance, afraid to know what it might want from me.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Reagan Myers, performing at Rustbelt, 2019. Order your copy of Reagan’s debut book, AFTERWARDS.

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Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open NOW – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines 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, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That” (1M Views!)

“I’m so tired of talking about my depression as someone else: a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance.”

Congratulations to Reagan Myers on topping 1,000,000 views on this amazing poem!

Watch more videos from Reagan here!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and posters, and books by Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That” (500K Views!)

“I’m so tired of talking about my depression as someone else: a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance.”

Congratulations to Reagan Myers on topping 500,000 views on this marvelous poem. Check out more from Reagan here.

Send us your poems! The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest here!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, and our newest release from Rudy Francisco!

Best of 2017 #2: Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That”

Best of 2017 #2: Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That”

“I can’t call in ‘sad’ to work, can’t go to the grocery store and go to the ‘sad’ aisle.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2017! Coming in second on the list, “Depression Is Funny Like That” by Reagan Myers. Congratulations Reagan!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views. Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, our newest release from Rudy Francisco & more.

Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That” (250K Views!)

“I’m so tired of talking about my depression as someone else: a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance.”

Congratulations to Reagan on topping 250,000 views on this brilliant poem. Check out more from Reagan here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and our newest release from William Evans!

Best of Button Week 130

“I suppose we wear our traumas the way the guillotine wears gravity; our lovers’ necks are so soft.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Andrea Gibson and Reagan Myers. Congratulations poets!

Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions run August 1st – September 15th!

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn, Donte Collins, and our newest release from Sabrina Benaim.

Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I’m so tired of talking about my depression as someone else: a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance.”

Don’t miss this marvelous poem by Reagan Myers, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul, or watch LIVE from our YouTube Channel.

Want to have your video featured on Button Poetry? Video submissions are open NOW, August 1st – September 15th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, our newest release from Sabrina Benaim & more.