Danez Smith – “Alternate Heaven for Black Boys” (Rustbelt 2016)

Performing at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

“Paradise is a world where everything is a sanctuary and nothing is a gun.”

Don’t miss this incredible new poem from Danez Smith, performing during finals at the 2016 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in Columbus, Ohio. Check out Danez’s brilliant book here.
While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out all of 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.

Blythe Baird – “For The Rapists Who Called Themselves Feminist”


Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“You call this rape culture, I call it this morning.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Blythe Baird, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out our next show!
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.

Taylor Seaberg – “The Troubles of Interracial Dating”


Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“You’ll be a party trick for parents, a disappearing act.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Taylor Seaberg, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out our next show!
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.

Alyesha Wise – “Cannibal”


Performing at Art Share LA.

“You’ve been borrowing me for so long that I forgot to demand myself back.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Alyesha Wise, performing at Art Share LA.
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.

Hanif Abdurraqib – “Ode to Kanye West”


Performing at the AWP 2015 Button Poetry/Organic Weapon Arts showcase.

“How easy it is for all of us to wake up next to someone
who never will again.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Hanf Abdurraqib, performing at Honey in Minneapolis. Check out this poem and more in his just-released debut book, AVAILABLE NOW.
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.

Casandra Faith – “The Lady at the VA Asks if I’ve Ever Considered Suicide”

Performing at WOWPS 2016.

“I’m not here because I want to die. I’m here hoping to remember what it’s like to be held without exploding.”

Don’t miss this vital poem from Casandra Faith, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.

Hanif Abdurraqib – “Ode to Prince, Ending in a Jukebox on Fire in Ohio”

Featuring at Button Poetry Live, May 2016.

“I have given everything I have over to a juke, in hopes it would cough up one of your songs the way it was meant to be heard.”

Don’t miss this incredible tribute from Button author Hanif Abdurraqib (whose debut book is available here!), featuring at Button Poetry Live. Make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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.