Dave Harris – “Shade, or How I Respond to White People Who Are Tired of Talking About Race”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“The greatest miracle is convincing me my existence is progress.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Dave Harris, 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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Mojdeh Stoakley – “Blonde Jesus”

Performing at Great Plains 2016.

“Was it whiteness is next to godliness, or something else?
I can’t remember. I am too blinded by your light.”

Don’t miss this excellent poem from Mojdeh Stoakley, performing at the 2016 Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up in Lincoln, NE. Support Button on Patreon so we can continue to broadcast these amazing poets!

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Jess Rizkallah – “i am but i’m not” (WOWPS 2016)


Performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

“I don’t look like most of my family, I look like the people who hurt my family.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Jess Rizkallah, performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam.
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Rob Mitchell – “To the Black Kid in the Mirror” (Button Poetry Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live, April 2016.

“You convinced yourself the higher your test scores got,
the lighter your skin would turn.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Rob Mitchell, performing at Button Poetry Live, our monthly live show in Saint Paul. Subscribe to us on YouTube to stay up to date on all these amazing performances.
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