Darius Simpson – “An Ode to Crocs”

Performing at Rustbelt 2018

“An ode to crocs: You rubber god, you who let me walk on water and sidewalk and mountain without changing shoes. People of all ages see you on my feet and laugh.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Darius Simpson, performing at Rustbelt 2018 in Detroit, MI

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Sarah Kay – “Orange”

Performing at Gray Area

“Color blooms through every city whether you see it or don’t, whether you seek it or don’t. So why not seek? Why not see? Why not ask yourself: Who am I looking for?”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Sarah Kay, performing at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA

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Aris Kian – “Ancestry Dot Com”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“I dig for the 12 million names of my people that could never fit in American mouths. I dig for the alphabet anglicized out of tune with the music they hid under their tongues. I dig for the names they carved out of English to sound like song again.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Aris Kian, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX

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Andrea Gibson – “Every Time I Ever Said I Want to Die”

Performed in Longmont, CO

“What if we don’t have to be healed to be whole?”

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

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Ollie Schminkey – “We Are on a Roadtrip”

Performing at the Button Studio

“When we are both sober, I have no fucking clue what to say to him, but on the road trip, we drink cheap whiskey outside of a hot tub until we like each other.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Best of Button Week 386

“My soon-wife asks if we should bury a gun in the front yard, which is perhaps the opposite of a grave. A tombstone buried underneath the ground, waiting to be inscribed with a name.”

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

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Jon Sands – “Even If”

Performing at McNally Jackson Books

“You’re a stupid dumbass and it’s lovely and terrible, and the only person you get to be. So even if you don’t have the land, pick up the shovel, then let it go.”

Don’t miss this awesome poem from Jon Sands, performing at McNally Jackson Books in Brooklyn, NY

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Steven Willis – “The Hustle Speaks”

Performing at the Button Studio

“I supply everything, even the pipe dreams. That’s why ballplayers pass the ‘rock’ and the rappers ‘cook it up’ in the lab. I’m the ‘base’line in that jazz, the ‘rock’ in their roll and I’m always in the background when shit goes up in ‘smoke.’”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “Why Do You Write Poems When Death is All Around Us?”

Performing at the Button Studio

“You can’t ‘beat’ death, you can only dance a little more slippery, drum a little more timelessly, hold that note beyond your breath, and hope to find a home in its echo.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Best of Button Week 385

“Mr. Powell was a perv but I did not mind at all, because he seemed more lonely than creepy and I think those are totally different things.”

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

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