Rudy Francisco – “Scars/To the New Boyfriend” (1M Views!)

“Cupid is irresponsible, and I’m tired of him using me for target practice.”

Congratulations to Rudy Francisco for topping 1,000,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rudy here and here.

The gorgeous re-release of Rudy’s Helium, is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Natasha T. Miller, Phil Kaye, Dave Harris, Kevin Kantor, Blythe Baird, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Ebony Stewart!

Rudy Francisco – “Drowning Fish” (100K Views!)

“Sometimes, ‘I’m fine,’ is the quickest way to say, ‘I don’t want to talk about it.’”

Congratulations to Rudy Francisco for topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rudy here and here.

The LIMITED EDITION copy of Rudy Francisco’s Helium is now available!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by George Abraham, Dave Harris, Jared Singer, Rachel Wiley, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Patrick Roche!

Rudy Francisco – “Chameleon” (250K Views!)

“Sexism is a family heirloom that we’ve been passing down for generations.”

Congratulations to Rudy Francisco for topping 250,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rudy here and here.

The Limited Edition of Rudy’s incredible book, Helium 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, Javon Johnson, Natasha T. Miller, Ollie Schminkey, & our newest release from Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal!

Best of Button Week 330

“Tragedy and silence have the exact same address.”

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

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

Rudy Francisco – “Complainers”

Performing at Button Poetry Live

“Tragedy and silence have the exact same address.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at Button Poetry Live.

The gorgeous re-release of Rudy’s Helium, 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, Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal, and our newest release from Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie!

Rudy Francisco – “Complainers” (1M Views!)

“Tragedy and silence often have the exact same address.”

Congratulations to Rudy Francisco for topping 1,000,000 views on this superb poem! Watch more from Rudy here and here.

Rudy’s incredible book, I’ll Fly Away 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, Javon Johnson, Natasha T. Miller, Ollie Schminkey, & our newest release from Azura Tyabji & Jackson Neal!

Best of Button Week 316

“I’m just wondering, at what point do we say this is also the environment?”

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

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, Andrea Gibson, Blythe Baird, & our newest releases from Natasha T. Miller and Kevin Kantor!

Best of 2018 #2: Rudy Francisco – “Scars/To the New Boyfriend”

Best of 2018 #2: Rudy Francisco – “Scars/To the New Boyfriend”

“There is nothing rational about love. Love stutters when it gets nervous, love trips over its own shoelaces. Love is clumsy, and my heart refuses to wear a helmet.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2018! Coming in second on the list, “Scars/To the New Boyfriend” by Rudy Francisco. Congratulations Rudy!

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.


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Best of Button Week 185

“I loved you the same way that I learned how to ride a bike. Scared, but reckless. With no training wheels or elbow pads so my scars can tell the story of how I fell for you.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Rudy Francisco, Andrea Gibson, & Valin Paige! Congrats poets!


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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Hanif Abdurraqib, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Neil Hilborn, and our newest release from Phil Kaye!