Pages Matam, Elizabeth Acevedo, & G. Yamazawa – “Unforgettable”

“My name wasn’t given to me. It was given to the rest of the country.”

Congratulations to Pages Matam, Elizabeth Acevedo, & G. Yamazawa for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more videos from the 2014 Beltway Poetry Slam Team here!



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Sana Mayat – “America, I Am Your Mozlem”

2018 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“Sometimes, I just want to be Muslim without feeling like that’s something brave, because sometimes I don’t want to be brave.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem by Sana Mayat, a selection from the 2018 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Blythe Baird – “Taxidermy”

Featuring at Icehouse.

“I learned love as taxidermy, the careful art of keeping alive a dead thing.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Blythe Baird, featuring at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Blythe’s book, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK, is now available!

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Best of Button Week 213

“You know nothing of love until you watch someone go hungry for you. Even then, what do you know of hunger?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Dave Harris, Sabrina Benaim, & Miss K! Congrats Poets!

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Buddy Wakefield – “A Choir of Honest Killers” (Get Lit)

Featuring at the 2018 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“There’s a good chance I’m a bad person; trying to do something right.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Buddy Wakefield, performing during the 2018 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at simonandschuster.com, and join the #LiteraryRiot at getlit.org.

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Denice Frohman – “Borders” (250K Views!)

“She’s learned enough English to translate for her parents, but says that her thick accent is still a problem she tries to fix by leaving in her locker.”

Congratulations to Denice Frohman for topping 250,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more videos from Denice here and here!



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Jonathan Teklit – “In Defense of Poltergeists”

2018 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“Eric haunts Central Park. He did not die there, but he watches the trees enjoy what was stolen from him.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem by Jonathan Teklit, an honorable mention in the 2018 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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