Nora Cooper – “Depression, the Dude” (250K Views!)

“My depression is like that guy lifting directly in front of the weight rack.”

Congratulations to Nora Cooper for topping 250,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Nora Cooper here and here.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Nora Cooper – “As Small As That”

Performing at IWPS 2019

“Think how much damage you could cause just by not knowing; if you just didn’t think to ask.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Nora Cooper, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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!

Nora Cooper – “On Silence” (100K Views!)

“Even when you say nothing, I believe you.”

Congratulations to Nora Cooper for topping 100,000 views on this magnificent poem! Watch more from Rustbelt 2018 here.



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, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest releases from Brenna Twohy & Raych Jackson!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Nora Cooper – “Act One: Speak”


Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“I thought the earthquake was two years ago, but I’m still feeling the aftershocks.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Nora Cooper, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.



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!

Nora Cooper – “Depression, the Dude” (100K Views!)

“My depression is like that guy lifting directly in front of the weight rack.”

Congratulations to Nora Cooper on topping 100,000 views on this phenomenal poem. Check out more videos from Nora 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 books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Nora Cooper – “Depression, the Dude”


Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“My depression is like that guy lifting directly in front of the weight rack.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Nora Cooper, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

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, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from William Evans & more.