Brandon Melendez – “Etymology of Absence”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018.

“I know borders are not just built around countries, some borders are built inside of mouths, across bodies, between home and land.”

Don’t miss this moving poem from Brandon Melendez, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!