Sabrina Benaim – “What I Told the Doctor, the Second Time” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“Everything is in slow motion again.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Get your copy of Sabrina’s debut book, DEPRESSION & OTHER MAGIC TRICKS, Goodreads finalist for Best Poetry Books of 2017.



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

Best of Button Week 156

“Oh Fuck Boy, how did I live without you? Why didn’t I know I needed someone to drink all of my Hennessy?”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Ashlee Haze, Sabrina Benaim, & Jared Paul. Congrats poets!

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Danez Smith, Olivia Gatwood, Neil Hilborn, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, Stevie Edwards, Claire Schwartz, Guante & our newest release from Rachel Wiley!

Sabrina Benaim – “So, I’m Talking to Depression…”


Performing at her book release in Minneapolis.

“I have a mouth like a smoking gun that does not know where the bullets went.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Sabrina Benaim, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Check out Sabrina’s debut book, DEPRESSION & OTHER MAGIC TRICKS, now available!



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, our newest release from Rudy Francisco, & more.

Sabrina Benaim – “The Slow Now” (100K Views!)

“This morning said, ‘Do not press snooze.’ You pressed ‘snooze’ but only once. Congratulations.”

Congratulations to Sabrina Benaim on topping 100,000 views on this wonderful poem. Check out more videos from Sabrina here and here!

Make sure to check out Sabrina’s debut book, DEPRESSION & OTHER MAGIC TRICKS, now available!

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!

Sabrina Benaim – “what i told the doctor”


Featuring at her book release in Minneapolis.

“My heart has developed a kind of amnesia, where it remembers everything but itself.”

Don’t miss this sensational poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at her book release at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Check out Sabrina’s book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, now available!

Send us your poems! The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017-2018. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, our newest release from Rudy Francisco & more.

Best of 2017 #5: Sabrina Benaim – “How to Unfold a Memory”

Best of 2017 #5: Sabrina Benaim – “How to Unfold a Memory”

“The truth hurts less when it is not parading around in front of us.”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2017! Coming in fifth on the list, “How to Unfold a Memory” by Sabrina Benaim. Congratulations Sabrina!

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.

Sabrina Benaim – “The Loneliest Sweet Potato” (100K Views!)

“I’m good at making people feel good because I have had a lot of practice on myself. Practice on myself because I feel sad a lot.”

Congratulations to Sabrina Benaim on topping 100,000 views on this impeccable poem. Check out more videos from Sabrina here and here!

Make sure to check out Sabrina’s debut book, DEPRESSION & OTHER MAGIC TRICKS, now available!

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!

Sabrina Benaim – “A Prayer / A Spell” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I forgive myself even if I am the last person I want to forgive”

Don’t miss this fabulous poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Check out Sabrina’s book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, finalist for Best Poetry, 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards. Make sure to VOTE HERE!

Send us your poems! The 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions. November 15th – January 5th, 2017-2018. Check out the full information and guidelines for the contest here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L. Browne, Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, our newest release from William Evans & more.

Sabrina Benaim – “How to Unfold a Memory” (250K Views!)

“The truth hurts less when it is not parading around in front of us.”

Congratulations to Sabrina on topping 250,000 views on this wonderful poem. Check out more videos from Sabrina here and here.

Get your copy of Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, now available!



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, Sabrina Benaim, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and our newest release from William Evans!

Sabrina Benaim – “On Platonic Love Being a Real Thing” (100K Views!)

“I think about each relationship sitting at the table, how we trust each other with our whole bodies, how that’s love; now, isn’t that love?”

Congratulations to Sabrina on topping 100,000 views on this beautiful poem. Check out more videos from Sabrina here and here.

Get your copy of Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, now available!



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, and our newest release from Melissa Lozada-Oliva!