Andrea Gibson – “My Gender is the Undoing of Gender”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“If someday I have a mustache, I know I’ll be comfortable wearing a dress. And if I ever have a beard, I’m certain I’ll be the prettiest girl I have ever been.”

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

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Blythe Baird – “Taking My Mother to a Gay Bar” (250K Views!)

“I love all of her even if there are aspects of myself she has no desire to learn how to love.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird for topping 250,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Blythe here and here.

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Sabrina Benaim, Neil Hilborn, Hanif Abdurraqib, Michael Lee, L.E. Bowman, Raych Jackson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “Everyone Tells Me That My Dad Will Always Be Watching Over Me”

Performed at the Button studio

“Everyone tells me that my dad will always be watching over me and I’m like, ‘Shut up I’m just trying to masturbate.’”

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

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Best of Button Week 369

“Is darkness only ever thought of as sinister? Or is my villain origin story placed in an idea that I should still have to save a world that excludes or refuses to choose me?”

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

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!

Ariana Brown – “Superpower”

Performing at AWP

“My love is a superpower. Got it from my mama who gave me her blood and my daddy’s last name. I am named after a love that refused to break.”

Don’t miss this inspiring poem from Ariana Brown, performing at AWP in San Antonio, TX

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, Ebony Stewart, 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.

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Phil Kaye – “Teeth”

Performing at Gray Area

“Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA.

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While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Natasha T. Miller, Ollie Schminkey, Rudy Francisco, L.E. Bowman, Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 368

“We can talk about guns, we can talk about access to mental health, but why aren’t we talking about men?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre! 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!

Daniel – “Thanksgiving Dinner with Your Host, Bulimia”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“Recovery is a choice. It is one you have to believe you can make for yourself. It is not sink or swim. It is getting out of the water.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Daniel, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN

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 Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Steven Willis!