Khary Jackson – “Tamir”

Performing at Icehouse.

“He’s dead now, and it is so easy to forget that there was a life that preceded all of this.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Khary Jackson, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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, Brenna Twohy, & our newest release from Porsha Olayiwola!

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!

Khary Jackson – “Past Lives of Darling Nikki” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Fuck these guys, we’re perfect as we are.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Khary Jackson, 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.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Sabrina Benaim, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman & more.

Khary Jackson – “Slay” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Who say I gotta dress carefully, so maybe I won’t get shot,
get profiled, get rejected for a job?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Khary Jackson, 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.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out 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.

Khary Jackson – “Carolina” (Button Poetry Live)

Khary Jackson Carolina Website

“They stopped asking me why I howled in my sleep. They knew better than to call you a fever.”

Don’t miss this poem from Khary Jackson, performing at Button Poetry Live (one of the winningest pieces in slam history).

Minnesota folks! Don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live, February 1st in downtown Saint Paul!