Mojdeh Stoakley – “Trans Prayer”

Performing at Hamline University

“Praise be the body, which is the reflecting water that holds thy likeness.”

Don’t miss this superb poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open NOW – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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Mojdeh Stoakley – “Testimonies for Plea Deals”

Button Poetry Live

“Make me delicate and brave. Make shelter of my hands to keep polluting words from my students’ gardens.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

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Best of Button Week 98

“Too often I don’t tell people, people I love,
I am sad. Because I don’t think that’s something they
want to hear, because they love me.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Hieu Minh Nguyen & Mojdeh Stoakley. Congratulations poets!
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Mojdeh Stoakley – “Blonde Jesus”

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“Was it whiteness is next to godliness, or something else?
I can’t remember. I am too blinded by your light.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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