Best of Button – Week 45

As a boy, my father once trained a crow to return nightly to the porch. I tried to train my memory the same way.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Ollie Schminkey, Rudy Francisco, Makinsey Jones, Zach Goldberg, Clint Smith, Meaghan Ford, and Usman Hameedi! Congrats Poets!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, or check out our newest release from Ollie Schminkey!

Best of Button – Week 42

“The hollow auditorium of my chest swoons with echoes of a heartbeat, but I am a careless tourist here.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Sierra DeMulder, Ariana Brown, Ollie Schminkey, Reagan Myers, and Rudy Francisco! Congrats Poets!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, or check out our newest release from DeShara Suggs-Joe!

Best of Button – Week 36

“Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to, and love leaves exactly when love must.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Ollie Schminkey, Alex Dang, Edwin Bodney, Rudy Francisco, and Sean Patrick Mulroy! Congrats Poets!

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Best of Button – Week 35

“Love changed. Love disappeared, slowly, like baby teeth; losing parts of me I thought I needed. Love vanished like an amateur magician; everyone could see the trap door but me.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Rudy Francisco and Bri Esoteric! Congrats Poets!

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Rudy Francisco – The Heart and the Fist

Performed performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“We learn the heart is the same size as the fist, but we keep forgetting they don’t have the same function.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Rudy Francisco – Ode to my mother’s plantains

Performed performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“In the afterlife, this is the only event on my calendar.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Best of Button – Week 33

“Anxiety is the cousin visiting from out of town depression felt obligated to bring to the party.” Mom, I am the party.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist. Today’s additions: Sierra DeMulder, Nazelah Jamison, Sarah Kay and Rudy Francisco! Congrats Poets!

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, or check out our newest release from Ty Chapman!

Rudy Francisco – On Days Like This

Performed at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

“I know a few things about myself: being human is difficult, being a good human is even harder, but it’s still something I’d like to accomplish while I’m here.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

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Rudy Francisco – A Few Things I Strongly Believe In

Performed at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

“I believe that masculinity is a wet fish that most men are just trying to hold onto.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

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