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.

Sabrina Benaim – “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” (5M Views!)

“My depression is a shapeshifter. One day it’s as small as a firefly
in the palm of a bear; the next, it’s the bear.”

Congratulations to Sabrina on topping FIVE MILLION VIEWS on this incredible poem. Keep an eye out for Sabrina’s debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, forthcoming on the Button press. Pre-order your copy here

Check out more from videos from Sabrina here and 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 new books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, and Aaron Coleman!

Sabrina Benaim – “First Date” (500K Views!)

“I wouldn’t say I’m sensitive. I would say I’m highly susceptible
to feeling a lot.”

Congratulations to Sabrina on topping 500,000 views on this excellent poem. Check out more from Sabrina here and here, and keep an eye out for her debut book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, coming out later this year!


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 new books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Aaron Coleman!

Best of Button Week 99

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



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 & Amanda Pressman. Congratulations poets!
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 and our NEW book from Aaron Coleman!

Sabrina Benaim – “How to Unfold a Memory” (Button Live)

Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“My tongue is well-trained in the sit-still, it’s my hands
that can’t keep a secret.”

Don’t miss this excellent new poem from Sabrina Benaim, featuring at Button Poetry Live, January 2017. Keep an eye out for 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, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jacqui Germain, Aaron Coleman & more.