Best of Button Week 79

“Dear God, if you are a season,
let it be the one I pass through to get here.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Ocean Vuong, Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad. 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!

Ocean Vuong – “Notebook Fragments”

Performing at Art Share LA.

“Shouldn’t heaven be super heavy by now?”

Don’t miss this stunning poem by Ocean Vuong, performing at the Button Poetry/YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles. Check out some of Ocean’s thoughts on poetry and more, here.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including Button t-shirts in both female and unisex cuts, and books and more by many of your favorite Button artists.