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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Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (1M Views!)

“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you to go the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird on topping ONE MILLION views on this amazing poem. Check out more from Blythe here and here.



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Erica Hoops – “Maternal Instinct” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“The day I was refused for treatment, they told me
there was no outward evidence of my illness.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Erica Hoops, 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.

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Imani Cezanne – “Flowers” (100K Views!)

“She isn’t dying, but I’ve spent my whole life
watching her eat herself into the earliest grave she can fit into”

Congratulations to Imani Cezanne on topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem. Check out more of Imani’s work here and here.



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and poster and new books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Aaron Coleman!

Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (500K Views!)

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“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you to go the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird on reaching 500,000 views on her poem! Check out more of Blythe’s work here and here.

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