Muna Abdulahi – “The Unwritten Letter from my Immigrant Parent” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“My daughter, you are called first-generation for a reason, it is because the American dream was never meant for me, it was always, always meant for you.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Muna Abdulahi, performing at Button Poetry Live.

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, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, & our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

Grace Akon – “Ding Dong Ditch” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“The difference between my skin and your uniform is that you get to take it off.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem by Grace Akon, 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.

Anna Marie – “Lessons in the Mirror” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Remind yourself that sometimes you have to wear out a record to go in search of a new one.”

Don’t miss this great poem by Anna Marie, 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, our newest release from Donte Collins & more.

Omar Holmon – “Echo of an Epilogue” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I wish there was something of yours left that I could put my ear to, and hear the familiar of your voice stumbling for my name.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Omar Holmon, featuring at Button Poetry Live, February 2017. 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.

Emi Mahmoud – “How to Translate a Joke” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“This joke that I heard in Arabic hurts just as much in English, and French, and in any other dialect.”

Don’t miss this brilliant poem from Emi Mahmoud, featuring at Button Poetry Live, June 2017. 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.

Bernard Ferguson – “On Sex for the Immigrant” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“At some point we all want to prove ourselves alive, especially among the dead.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Bernard Ferguson, 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 books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Sabrina Benaim, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman & more.

Talicha Johnson – “How Best to Say Body”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I try to come up with more poetic sounding ways to say I feel too big.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Talicha Johnson, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next submission period!

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, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax, our newest release from Olivia Gatwood & more.

Keno Evol – “If We Make It To The Promise Land”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“We gonna need all y’all to organize and pop it off, see a police reach for anything gon calmly tell him knock it off.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Keno Evol, 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.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

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, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

Rachel Wiley – “For Fat Girls Who Considered Starvation When Bulimia Wasn’t Enough” (250K Views!))

“My mouth is a music box. A small girl spins gracefully at the back of my throat, on point.”

Congratulations to Rachel on topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem. Check out more from Rachel here and here.

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!



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, and Aaron Coleman!