Best of Button Week 328

“The strongest things always make their way through.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Melissa Lozada-Oliva! Congrats Poet!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Like Totally Whatever” (1M Views!)

“Like, maybe I’m always speaking in questions because I’m so used to being cut off.”

Congratulations to Melissa Lozada-Oliva for topping 1,000,000 views on this great poem! Watch more from Melissa here and here.

Melissa’s wonderful book, peluda is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Javon Johnson, Natasha T. Miller, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Giving Back”

Performing at WOWPS 2014

“The strongest things always make their way through.”

Don’t miss this lovely poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, performing at WOWPS 2014 in Austin, TX.

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, Raych Jackson, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “If I Got Paid For All My Emotional Labor” (250K Views!)

“If I got paid for all my emotional labor, I would stop digging around in my pockets for pieces of myself, covered in lint.”

Congratulations to Melissa Lozada-Oliva for topping 250,000 views on this awesome poem! Watch more from Melissa here and here.

Melissa’s fantastic book, peluda is now available!

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, Kevin Kantor, & our newest release from Ollie Schminkey!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “I’m So Ready (after Ariana Reines)”


Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

“I’ve been waiting for my hair to get longer, for it to get so long I can measure the distance between the last time I saw you and the first time I thought I saw your ghost.”

Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, featuring at her book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Make sure to check out Melissa’s incredible book, PELUDA.


Get Melissa’s Book Here
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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “I’m Sorry I Thought You Were Your Mother (after Ocean Vuong)”


Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

“Who are you fooling, they just have to take one look at you to know where you came from.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, featuring at her book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Make sure to check out her incredible book, PELUDA.


Get Melissa’s Book Here
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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Mami Says Have You Been Crying”


Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

“Remember your body, the body–a land of feelings we’ve been told to cut down.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, featuring at her book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Make sure to check out her incredible book, PELUDA.


Get Melissa’s Book Here
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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Lip/Stain/Must/Ache”


Featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

“It doesn’t matter if I can remember the passage correctly, because I remember the way it made me feel.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, featuring at her book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Melissa’s stellar book, PELUDA, now available!



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “We Play Would You Rather at the Galentine’s Day Party”


Performing at her book release in Minneapolis.

“Would you rather be completely covered in fur like head-to-toe, monster type of shit, or, stay with me, stay with me, be perfectly smoothy smooth, in all of the right places: thighs, crotch, armpits, upper-lip, neck? But here’s the caveat: all of the hair that would’ve grown in those places takes the form of a tail.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva, featuring at her book release party at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Make sure to check out Melissa’s new book, PELUDA, now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, Stevie Edwards, Claire Schwartz, & our newest release from Guante!

Best of Button Week 151

“Hello, love. Hello, moment allowed above the surface like a dolphin at war.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Toaster, Franny Choi, & Melissa Lozada-Oliva. Congrats poets!

Don’t miss Melissa’s incredible book, PELUDA, now available!

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Neil Hilborn, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!