Suzi Q. Smith – “Sweetback”

Performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up

“We’ve been through a lot, America. I think that now
for every one of our children you allow to be murdered
I will make two.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Suzi Q. Smith, performing at the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

Duncan Slagle – “Hahahaha” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“The rape joke is that we finished the pizza the next morning.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Duncan Slagle, performing at Button Poetry Live. 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.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

Anna Binkovitz – “The Mirror” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“I spent so long staring at my reflection,
I began to love the mirror as much as I hated
the girl inside of it.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Anna Binkovitz, performing at Button Poetry Live, November 2016. 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.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

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

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Batman’s superpower is white privilege.”

Don’t miss this excellent 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.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “To Be Black and Woman and Alive” (500K Views!)

“To be woman and black is to be born knowing
your beauty does not belong to you.”

Congratulations to Crystal & Aaliyah on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem. Check out another collaboration between the two poets here.



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Fish Moges – “Kintsukuroi”

Performing at Art Share LA.

“Was I just waiting all this time for you
to pen me into prayer?”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Fish Moges, performing at Art Share LA. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!
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Kristen Jewel – “Fire Drill” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Sometimes the flame can be mistaken for warmth.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Kristen Jewel, performing at Button Poetry Live, December 2016. 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.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Danez Smith, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Sam Sax & more.

Sabrina Benaim – “First Date” (500K Views!)

“I wouldn’t say I’m sensitive. I would say I’m highly susceptible
to feeling a lot.”

Congratulations to Sabrina on topping 500,000 views on this excellent poem. Check out more from Sabrina here and here, and keep an eye out for her debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, coming out later this year!


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, and Aaron Coleman!