Andrea Gibson – “How the Worst Day Of My Life Became the Best”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“Every falling leaf is a tiny kite with a string too small to see, held by the part of me in charge of making beauty out of grief.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO.

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Best of Button Week 374

“I was so far from everything I wanted to be the moment I finally made up my mind to get better.”

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

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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!

RADI – “I’ve Loved Man”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“Don’t ask me why I don’t like men if you hear me say I love women. Men fathom that I hate them simply because I don’t date them, and God knows how wrong they are. I’ve loved man.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from RADI, performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

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Ollie Schminkey – “A Dare”

Performed at the Button studio

“I don’t care about boys anymore, but I do sometimes feel like a dare.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Ollie Schminkey, performed at the Button studio.

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Olivia Gatwood – “When I Say That We Are All Teen Girls” (500K Views!)

“When I say that we are all teen girls, what I mean is that when my grandmother called to ask why I didn’t respond to her letter, all I heard was, ‘Why didn’t you text me back? Why don’t you love me?’”

Congratulations to Olivia Gatwood for topping 500,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Olivia here and here.

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Ebony Stewart – “Ode to My Pussy”

Performed at the Button Studio

“You must not understand the gravitas of my pussy – the holy magic, durability that be my pussy.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Ebony Stewart, performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

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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!

LeChell “The Shootah” R.H. – “A Haunting”

Performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam

“My father taught me ghosting long before language knew its name.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from LeChell “The Shootah” R.H., performing at the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam in Baltimore, MD

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Topaz Winters – “Seventeen”

Performed at the Button Studio

“I was so far from everything I wanted to be the moment I finally made up my mind to get better.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Topaz Winters, performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

Topaz’s stunning book, So, Stranger is now available!

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Patrick Roche – “Commit”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“I commit a litany of crimes a puritan would burn at, and I commit the offense of loving everything until the life drains in only the most natural and deserving ways.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Patrick Roche, performed and recorded in his home.

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