Reagan Myers 1-Year Bookiversary!

It’s the 1-Year Bookiversary of Afterwards by Reagan Myers

We have LIMITED signed copies!

AND 50% OFF paperbacks, eBooks, & audiobooks with code AFTER50.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Afterwards is a book about the things that come after trauma. It encompasses the different kinds of grief– primarily the loss of a friend to suicide, but also the loss of an important relationship, and dealing with some loss related to family. There are frank discussions of mental illness and the spectrum of emotions that come with moving forward.

PRAISE FOR REAGAN

“In this stunning and unflinchingly reflective collection, Myers teaches us what it means to grieve and shows us, with startling precision, the light of what it means to survive it.”

— Dr. Stacey Waite, author of Butch Geography

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 348

“I am so tired of talking about my depression as somebody else; a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance, afraid to know what it might want from me.”

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

Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open November 15, 2021 – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Omar Holmon, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, Blythe Baird, Bianca Phipps, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Reagan Myers – “Depression is Funny Like That”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“I am so tired of talking about my depression as somebody else; a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance, afraid to know what it might want from me.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Reagan Myers, performing at Rustbelt, 2019. Order your copy of Reagan’s debut book, AFTERWARDS.

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Check out the 2021 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open NOW – January 10, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

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

Best of Button Week 333

“I think maybe the definition of worth is being worth remembering.”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Omar Holmon, Neil Hilborn, Porsha Olayiwola, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, Blythe Baird, Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie, and our newest release from Reagan Myers!

Reagan Myers – “In My Favorite Memory of Her”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“I think maybe the definition of worth is being worth remembering.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Reagan Myers, performing at Button Poetry Live, July 2017. Order your copy of Reagan’s debut book, AFTERWARDS.

  • Afterwards

    $18.00$25.00
    Add to cart

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, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, & our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That” (1M Views!)

“I’m so tired of talking about my depression as someone else: a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance.”

Congratulations to Reagan Myers on topping 1,000,000 views on this amazing poem!

Watch more videos from Reagan 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 Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That” (500K Views!)

“I’m so tired of talking about my depression as someone else: a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance.”

Congratulations to Reagan Myers on topping 500,000 views on this marvelous poem. Check out more from Reagan here.

Send us your poems! The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest 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, and our newest release from Rudy Francisco!

Best of 2017 #2: Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That”

Best of 2017 #2: Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That”

“I can’t call in ‘sad’ to work, can’t go to the grocery store and go to the ‘sad’ aisle.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2017! Coming in second on the list, “Depression Is Funny Like That” by Reagan Myers. Congratulations Reagan!

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.

Reagan Myers – “Depression Is Funny Like That” (250K Views!)

“I’m so tired of talking about my depression as someone else: a ghost that haunts me and I am afraid of the seance.”

Congratulations to Reagan on topping 250,000 views on this brilliant poem. Check out more from Reagan 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!