Raych Jackson – “Church Girl Learns to Pray Again” (100K Views!)

“How can I claim God doesn’t listen to sinners? How else could I get such a blessing?”

Congratulations to Raych Jackson for topping 100,000 views on this inspiring poem! Watch more from Raych here and here.

Raych’s phenomenal debut book, Even the Saints Audition is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Michael Lee, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, & our newest releases from Ollie Schminkey & Kevin Kantor!

Raych Jackson – “Season 1 Episode 3 of Desperate Housewives” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“How can there still be clouds after her storm has left?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Raych Jackson, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Raych’s book, EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION, is now available!

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, Brenna Twohy, & our newest release from Porsha Olayiwola!

Button Poetry made an app called Button TV! It’s like Netflix for poetry. You can listen to your favorite poets while using other apps!

Download the Button TV app where apps are got. Available for Apple iOS, Android, and Desktop!

Don’t miss out on our next submission period! The 2019 Chapbook Contest starts November 15th, 2019 and ends January 5th, 2020!

Raych Jackson – ” Jonah Was Trapped Before He Met the Fish”

Performing at Honey.

“Is it even my body if I am made in his image? Is it even a bath if God wants a baptism?”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Raych Jackson, performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

Raych’s book, EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION, is now available to pre-order!

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 Michael Lee!

Raych Jackson – “Church Girl Learns to Pray Again”

Performing at Honey.

“How can I claim God doesn’t listen to sinners? How else could I get such a blessing?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Raych Jackson, performing at Honey in Minneapolis.

Raych’s book, EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION, is now available to pre-order!

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!

Raych Jackson – “Period Rules” (1M Views!)

“‘That time of the month’ has about double the amount of syllables as ‘period.’”

Congratulations to Raych Jackson on topping 1,000,000 views on this phenomenal poem! Watch more videos from Raych here and here!



And while you’re here, make sure to check out our other books and merch as well, including our awesome t-shirts and posters, and books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Raych Jackson – “A Wasted Ass Shave” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“The first person I tried to have sex with (after I break up with the person I’ve ever first had sex with) gave me head like a shy frog trying to catch a fly.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Raych Jackson, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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!

Raych Jackson – “Seven Thoughts on Job and Depression”


Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“‘God makes no mistakes’ is the string that keeps us tied to him.”

Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Raych Jackson, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Guante, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Raych Jackson – “Period Rules” (500K Views!)

“‘That time of the month’ has about double the amount of syllables as ‘period’.”

Congratulations to Raych Jackson on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem. Check out more videos from Raych and the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival here.



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 books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest releases from Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards!

Best of 2017 #4: Raych Jackson – “Period Rules”

Best of 2017 #4: Raych Jackson – “Period Rules”

“‘That time of the month’ has about double the amount of syllables as ‘period’.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2017! Coming in fourth on the list, “Period Rules” by Raych Jackson. Congratulations Raych!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views. Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel.



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, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, our newest release from Rudy Francisco & more.

Raych Jackson – “Period Rules” (250K Views!)

“‘That time of the month’ has about double the amount of syllables as ‘period’.”

Congratulations to Raych on topping 250,000 views on this marvelous poem. Check out more videos from the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival here.



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 books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and our newest release from William Evans!