Best of 2018 #1: Rachel Wiley – “The Fat Joke”

Best of 2018 #1: Rachel Wiley – “The Fat Joke”

“Fat girl walks into the world and says, ‘World, it hurts to exist like this.’ And the world says, ‘So stop existing like that.’”

Heading into the new year, we’ll be counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2018! Coming in first on the list, “The Fat Joke” by Rachel Wiley. Congratulations Rachel!

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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.

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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Neil Hilborn, Phil Kaye, and our newest release from Andrea Gibson!

Rachel Wiley – “The Fat Joke”

Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“Fat girl walks into the doctor’s to ask about anti-depressants and gets prescribed exercise instead, because obviously her depression is because of her fat, and obviously fat bodies never exercise and stay fat.”

Don’t miss this marvelous poem from Rachel Wiley, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

Check out Rachel’s forthcoming book, NOTHING IS OKAY, coming Spring 2018, preorder for your signed copy!

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.