Best of Button Week 370

“Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Phil Kaye! Congrats Poet!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Phil Kaye – “Teeth”

Performing at Gray Area

“Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA.

Get your copy of Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Natasha T. Miller, Ollie Schminkey, Rudy Francisco, L.E. Bowman, Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Phil Kaye – “Mayflies (ft. The Westerlies)”

Performing at Little Island

“It has been said that being a human is the top of the reincarnation pyramid. That our consciousness lives many lifetimes, working its way up through good deeds in less glamorous flesh.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Little Island in New York, NY.

Get your copy of Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Natasha T. Miller, Ollie Schminkey, Rudy Francisco, L.E. Bowman, Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Phil Kaye – “Camaro” (100K Views!)

“For a moment we are again together, two aliens trying to find home, & then you leave & I ask questions to an empty room.”

Congratulations to Phil Kaye for topping 100,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Phil here and here.

Phil Kaye’s stunning book, Date & Time is now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by George Abraham, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Rachel Wiley, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from L.E. Bowman!

Phil Kaye – “The New Apartment”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“My parents’ break happened over just one night, though my sister and I had heard creaking for years; so loud it kept us up some nights.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Phil Kaye – “Succulent”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I wondered aloud about repotting it. Perhaps more water and closer attention. A spot in the apartment with direct sunlight. ‘Easier just to get another one,’ comes the new voice from the other room.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, Desireé Dallagiacomo, & our newest release from Dave Harris!

Phil Kaye – “Canyon”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I admit I fantasize sometimes about being a family that speaks their mother tongue at dinner in mixed company.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Get your copy of Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest release from Desireé Dallagiacomo!

Phil Kaye – “The Internet Speaks Back to the Author”

Featuring at Honey.

“I’ll never tell. You’re safe here, with me.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis. Don’t miss Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!


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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Andrea Gibson, & our newest release from Blythe Baird!!

Phil Kaye – “Beginning, Middle & End”


Featuring at Icehouse.

“I know, the nights we shatter hourglasses to fall asleep. The afternoons we take photographs of our own shadows just to prove that we left a mark.”

Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Don’t miss Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!


Get Phil’s Book Here
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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, & our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Phil Kaye – “Unalienable”


Featuring at Honey.

“The funny thing about magic, of course is that the more you learn the less you believe in magic.”

Don’t miss this exquisite poem from Phil Kaye, featuring at Honey in Minneapolis. Don’t miss Phil’s debut book, DATE & TIME, now available!


Get Phil’s Book Here
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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!