Olivia Fantini – “On Standardized Testing” (100K Views!)

“I ask the ESL specialist what resources are available for a student who spent 4th and 5th grade in a refugee camp. She tells me her boss will reach out to the family. He never does.”

Congratulations to Olivia on topping 100,000 views on this important poem. Check out more videos from the 2015 National Poetry Slam here.



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, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, and our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva!

Dave McAlinden – “If I Was Your God” (250K Views!)

“See, if I was a therapist, you probably wouldn’t want to go to me. But I would listen. Like a best friend on Adderall.”

Congratulations to Dave on topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem.

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!

Sabrina Benaim – “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” (5M Views!)

“My depression is a shapeshifter. One day it’s as small as a firefly
in the palm of a bear; the next, it’s the bear.”

Congratulations to Sabrina on topping FIVE MILLION VIEWS on this incredible poem. Keep an eye out for Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, forthcoming on the Button press. Pre-order your copy here

Check out more from videos from Sabrina here and here.




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 new books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, and Aaron Coleman!

Congratulations to Poetry Slam, Inc!

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Congratulations to Poetry Slam, Inc. on topping 2,000,000 views on their YouTube channel! All of the performances we film from finals stages at the annual Women of the World Poetry Slam, National Poetry Slam, and Individual World Poetry Slam go up over there, so make sure to subscribe and check it all out!

Melissa Lozada-Oliva & Jonathan Mendoza – “Date My Mom!”

“My mom’s so independent, she doesn’t even need to date you! That’s how dateable my mom is!”

Check out this hilarious poem from Melissa Lozada-Oliva & Jonathan Mendoza, performing for the National Poetry Slam champion House Slam team at NPS 2015.

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Best of Button Week 30

“My mother tells me I am a bird, but when she says I am a bird she means the whole world is my cage.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Sabrina Benaim and Gabriel Ramirez. Congratulations poets!

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Best of Button Week 29

“I have a heart the same size as a fist. I didn’t find self-love until I gave myself a beating.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Tucker Bryant, Alex Dang, and Aja Monet. Congratulations poets!

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