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!

Sabrina Benaim – “The Loneliest Sweet Potato”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“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.”

Don’t miss this fantastic new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017.

Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, is now available!

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 & more.

Best of Button Week 129

“memory taps a gun to your inner skull & demands you bring back the dead”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Sabrina Benaim, Donte Collins, and Corbin Louis. Congratulations poets!

Wait no more! Sabrina Benaim’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, is now available! Don’t forget to grab a copy of Donte Collins’, Autopsy, as well!

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn, Donte Collins, and our newest release from Sabrina Benaim.

Sabrina Benaim – “The Slow Now”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

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

Don’t miss this wonderful new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017.

Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, is now available!

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 & more.

Sabrina Benaim – “On Platonic Love Being a Real Thing”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“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?”

Don’t miss this magnificent new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. Pre-order your copy of Sabrina’s forthcoming book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, out Fall 2017 with Button!

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 & more.

Best of Button Week 116

“The love I want is a basketball; a heavy thumping in the chest.”



Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Sabrina Benaim & Fayise Abrahim. Congratulations poets!

Check out Sabrina’s incredible forthcoming book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks.

While you’re here on our site, make sure to check out all our books and merchandise in the Button Store, including books by Aziza Barnes, Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn and our new book from Olivia Gatwood!

Sabrina Benaim – “Unrequited Love in 9 Parts”

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“And isn’t that love? Not being able to see the explosion even though you are the one holding the bomb; and the bomb is also you.”

Don’t miss this excellent new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. Pre-order your copy of Sabrina’s forthcoming book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, out Fall 2017 with Button (first 250 will be signed)!

Come to Minneapolis, MN, June 2-3 for the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival, hosted by Button Poetry! Tickets are now available!

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 & more.