Omar Holmon – “10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Nerd (after Jennifer Falu)” (100K Views!)

“Batman’s superpower is white privilege.”

Congratulations to Omar Holmon on topping 100,000 views on this marvelous poem!



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 Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, Guante, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Omar Holmon – “Jesus Christ Super Toaster” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I told my ex that I didn’t pray. I believe in God, but it’s just something that I didn’t do. After this discovery, she said she didn’t know if she could date me anymore.”

Don’t miss this hilarious poem from Omar Holmon, featuring at Button Poetry Live.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Omar Holmon – “A Case Study In Black Girl Magic” (100K Views!)

“I’m sorry became my mantra.”

Congratulations to Omar Holmon on topping 100,000 views on this phenomenal poem. Check out more videos from Omar 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, Guante, and our newest release from Rachel Wiley!

Omar Holmon – “Dick Pics” (250K Views!)

“Now, when it comes to the actual picture taking of ya dick, you can’t just do the overhead aerial shot. You gotta add variety. Show how the size stacks up against inanimate objects: a remote, a Snapple bottle, a Bath and Body Works 3-wick candle…”

Congratulations to Omar on topping 250,000 views on this hilarious poem. Check out more videos from Omar here and here.

Send us your poems! The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest 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, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and our newest release from William Evans!

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“Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip her hair in a kindergarten class or at any age that boys put their name on things.”




Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Blythe Baird, Omar Holmon, and William Evans. Congratulations poets!

Make sure to check out our newest release, Still Can’t Do My Daughter’s Hair, by William Evans!

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, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and more!

Omar Holmon – “A List of Things That Get Said During the Act of Sex but Are Left Out of Sex Poems” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I needed to drink from your lips for so long and right now I pray you thirsty as I am.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Omar Holmon, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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.

Best of Button Week 123

“I wish there was something of yours left that I could put my ear to, and hear the familiar of your voice stumbling for my name.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Omar Holmon, Ed Carlyon, & Talicha Johnson. 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 new book from
Donte Collins!

Omar Holmon – “Echo of an Epilogue” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I wish there was something of yours left that I could put my ear to, and hear the familiar of your voice stumbling for my name.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Omar Holmon, featuring at Button Poetry Live, February 2017. If you’re in the Twin Cities, don’t miss the next Button Poetry Live show, first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul, or watch LIVE from our YouTube Channel.



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 Willis-Abdurraqib, Sabrina Benaim, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman & more.

Best of Button Week 118

“After being dumped on New Year’s Day, which is two weeks before my birthday, I’m in my room processing this and pouting. The key word here is pouting.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Omar Holmon & Carrie Rudzinski. 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 new book from Olivia Gatwood!