Theron Jenkins – “Pennies”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“I know being a firefighter don’t make me safe, and how ironic is that? Knowing that I will either die in a fire or in the line of fire.”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Theron Jenkins, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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Sabrina Benaim – “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” (5M Views!)

“My depression is a shapeshifter. One day it’s as small as a firefly
in the palm of a bear; the next, it’s the bear.”

Congratulations to Sabrina on topping FIVE MILLION VIEWS on this incredible poem. Keep an eye out for Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, forthcoming on the Button press. Pre-order your copy here

Check out more from videos from Sabrina here and here.




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Theresa Davis – “Copse” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“They cut me down in my prime; they took away my roots.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Theresa Davis, performing at Button Poetry Live, November 2015. 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, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain & more.

Rhiannon McGavin – “Chick Lit”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“My teacher said he didn’t know of any female writers good enough to study.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Rhiannon McGavin, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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Rudy Francisco – “To The Body” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“Dear Brain, you’re a good listener, but you give horrible relationship advice.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at the Button Poetry Live Grand Opening, October 2015. 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.

Keep an eye out for Rudy’s book Helium, forthcoming on the Button Poetry press! Pre-order your copy here.

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Crystal Valentine – “And the News Reporter Says Jesus Is White” (250K Views!)

“How can you say Jesus was a white man when he died the blackest way possible? With his hands up, with his mother watching.”

Congratulations to Crystal on topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem. Check out more from Crystal here and here.



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Mohamed Hassan – “Secrets of the Sea (for Alan Kurdi)”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“If a toddler drowns in an ocean and no one is around to photograph it, do we still care?”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Mohamed Hassan, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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Ethan Smith – “A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be” (1M Views!)

“In therapy, you said you wouldn’t make it to 21. On my twenty-first birthday, I thought about you. You were right.”

Congratulations to Ethan on topping 1,000,000 views on this spectacular poem. Check out more from the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational here.



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Diana Khong – “Blood Orange”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“My grandmother has no teeth, but still she smiles.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Diana Khong, Runner-Up in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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