Usman Hameedi – The Ghost of 9/11 Addresses 1/6

Performed at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“Brainstorm turned dust cloud apocalypse, an offering of black soot in severed hands.”

Don’t miss this poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

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Usman Hameedi – Owed to Ms. Samuel

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“The higher my GPA rose, the more I convinced myself that this was the best mark I could leave behind.”

Don’t miss this poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

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Usman Hameedi – Waiting Room

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“All that I have taken for granted keeps ringing in my ears with the same metronome as his life support.”

Don’t miss this poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

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Usman Hameedi – The Autobiography of My Eyebrows

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“I re-emerged revolution in my ugly, Monarch Majesty butterfly brilliancelike I said I was.”

Don’t miss this poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

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Usman Hameedi – The Bullet Says

Performed at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“I call my loved ones, pray I don’t hear the vacuum of a dial tone, and then I wait, quiet like an empty cathedral.”

Don’t miss this striking poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

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Best of Button Week 411

“Let them hear our music. Let them know: we are here. We will not be quiet”

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

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Usman Hameedi – My Name is Usman

Performed at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“Our culture is not an apology. Thunder our ancestry, let them hear our music. Let them know: we are here. We will not be quiet.”

Don’t miss this empowering poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston

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Usman Hameedi – “Time Has Moved”

Individual World Poetry Slam 2019

“What is patriotism to a body that is never enough for their country?”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2019 San Diego, CA.

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