Best of Button Week 75

“If I were another person, I think I’d still be mentally ill. It’s impossible to imagine a color you haven’t seen.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Neil Hilborn & Ashe Vernon. Congratulations poets!
While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn and our JUST-RELEASED book from Hanif Abdurraqib!

Neil Hilborn – “Memorial Day”

Neil Memorial Day Website

“They’re holding hands like one or both of them have cancer. Or maybe it’s their anniversary, but their car was just towed.”

Don’t miss this new poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at YouTube Space LA. Check it out (along with more poems, including OCD) in his debut book, Our Numbered Days.

Best of Button Week 32

“I have been wondering, mostly, if love and sanity are the same thing. When I say I am in love I am also saying the world makes sense to me right now.”

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: Sam Rush, Steven Willis, and Neil Hilborn. Congratulations poets!

Make sure to check out Neil’s book and our other authors in the Button Shop!

First Feature for Button Poetry Live

We’re excited to announce that the first feature for Button Poetry Live will be RUDY FRANCISCO​! The show will also feature a performance by Twin Cities (and internet) phenomenon Neil Hilborn​, in addition to a competitive poetry slam for major cash prizes. The show will take place on Monday, October 5 at 8:00 PM at Camp Bar in downtown Saint Paul, MN.

Remember, if we reach our stretch goal of $15,000, ALL OUR BACKERS will get to vote on a feature for one of the upcoming Button Live shows! Click here to donate (and don’t miss our incredible, limited-time rewards)!

Check out this video from Rudy:

Happy Birthday Neil (10,000,000 views!)

Neil Hilborn’s poem ” OCD” just became the first poem on the Button YouTube to top 10,000,000 views! And it just so happens to be Neil’s birthday. Happy birthday Neil, and congratulations on the milestone! Also, you can get 15% off any order today containing Neil’s book, Our Numbered Days, with the coupon code “happybirthdayneil” at checkout!

VIRAL E-Book Special Preview

Only two days until the release of Button’s first eBook! VIRAL features new and classic work from Lily Myers, Neil Hilborn, Javon Johnson, Rachel Rostad, Dylan Garity, Guante and Pages Matam. Today, we wanted to offer everyone a sneak preview of the book, with the foreword from Button Head Editor Michael Mlekoday. We might just be turning into a couple of softies, but we actually teared up reading this for the first time (and, you know, again right now).

-Sam & Dylan

Click here to read the foreword

VIRAL Poems Cover