Jay Ward – “Gentrification”

Performing at the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam in San Diego, CA.

“The bank ain’t never been our God, money ain’t never been our Messiah, we got too much faith built up in family.”

Don’t miss this unbelievable poem from Jay Ward, performing at the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam in San Diego, CA.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Javon Johnson – “When the Cancer Comes” (Button Live)


Performing at Button Poetry Live
“At this rate, we will have to lower our dead into ground
they could not afford to live in.”
Don’t miss this amazing poem from Javon Johnson, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2016. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the live show, every first Monday at 8:00 PM in downtown Saint Paul.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.