Best of Button Week 373

“Instead of a Suicide Note, I Wrote This”

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

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Steven Willis – “Instead of a Suicide Note, I Wrote This”

Performed by Steven Willis

“Instead of a Suicide Note, I Wrote This”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

Get Steven’s phenomenal book, A Socially Acceptable Breakdown.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Steven Willis – “The Dead Unarmed Black Man the Police Shot Last Week Had a Funeral Today”

Performed by Steven Willis

“I’m not the right’s monster, I’m not the left’s martyr. I’m just dead.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

Get Steven’s phenomenal book, A Socially Acceptable Breakdown.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 367

“This is war by Copaganda. Turn your favorite Black radical into Officer Friendly. Give them a seat in middle-class America with a budget the size of a buddy cop film.”

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

Submit a cover of your favorite poem to our 2021 Button Poetry Cover Contest! Open NOW – May 16, 2022. More info and full guidelines here!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Steven Willis!

Steven Willis – “COPAGANDA”

Performed by Steven Willis

“This is war by Copaganda. Turn your favorite Black radical into Officer Friendly. Give them a seat in middle-class America with a budget the size of a buddy cop film.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

Get Steven’s phenomenal book, A Socially Acceptable Breakdown.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Steven Willis!

Steven Willis – “County Cousins”

Performed by Steven Willis

“All I can do is think about when we were kids, and how we used to play cops and robbers on the corner, and the pleasure I got each time my cousin was caught and placed in imaginary cuffs. But now…”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

Get Steven’s phenomenal book, A Peculiar People.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!

Steven Willis – “How the Hood Loves You Back” (250K Views!)

“Ain’t it funny how quickly death becomes fashionable, a testament to how tragic memories don’t fade even in a washing machine.”

Congratulations to Steven Willis on topping 250,000 views on this astonishing poem! Watch more videos from Steven 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 posters, and books by Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, and our newest release from Phil Kaye!

Steven Willis – “The Hustle Speaks”


Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“You’re young, you’re Black, you’re male. Don’t you know all you ever gonna have is the hustle?”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Steven Willis, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.



While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Olivia Gatwood, Hanif Abdurraqib, Sabrina Benaim, Rachel Wiley, & our newest release from Neil Hilborn!

Steven Willis – “How the Hood Loves You Back” (100K Views!)

“Ain’t it funny how quickly death becomes fashionable, a testament to how tragic memories don’t fade even in a washing machine.”

Congratulations to Steven Willis on topping 100,000 views on this extraordinary poem. Check out more videos from Steven 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 books by Jacqui Germain, Hanif Abdurraqib, Olivia Gatwood, Donte Collins, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, William Evans, Rudy Francisco, and our newest release from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre!