Ayushi Agarwal & Bhumika Billa – “To Bollywood, Sincerely”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“Did you know we could be heroes too? Scratch that. We are the heroines. And we have a story of our own. Stories that must be told.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ayushi Agarwal & Bhumika Billa, Runners-Up from the 2021 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Neil Hilborn – “Minneapolis Is A Jar”

Performing at Icehouse

“You can go home but it won’t feel like here. You might live here, but it’ll never feel like home.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Ashe Vernon – “For Anyone Who’s Listening” (100K Views!)

“I have no problem with my body, just the things everyone else seems to assign to it.”

Congratulations to Ashe Vernon for topping 100,000 views on this amazing poem! Watch more from the Women of the World Poetry Slam here.

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Carlynn Newhouse – “Too Glorious”

Performing at WoWPS 2020

“I think the opposite of gravity is love, is not weighing others down with your expectations.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Carlynn Newhouse, performing at WoWPS 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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Ebony Stewart – “Punk Noir”

Performing at the Historic Victory Grill

“Hold me down long enough and I’ll figure out how to turn these chains into a crown.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at the Historic Victory Grill in Austin, TX.

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Best of Button Week 363

“If I cannot embarrass myself around you, then I don’t want to love you either.”

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

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Jessi-Alex Brandon – “Tired”

Performing at Park Square Theatre

“How many hours do I have to sleep before I fully recover? What does rest look like when your body hasn’t caught a break since the world formed?”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Jessi-Alex Brandon, performing at Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

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Zach Goldberg – “Red/Sea”

Performing at Rustbelt 2019

“This is what you might call a miracle: God cut through the world’s belly to drive our people into it, the angel of death hovering above us as we left our enemies behind.”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Zach Goldberg, performing at Rustbelt 2019 in St. Louis, MO.

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Steven Willis – “County Cousins”

Performed by Steven Willis

“All I can do is think about when we were kids, and how we used to play cops and robbers on the corner, and the pleasure I got each time my cousin was caught and placed in imaginary cuffs. But now…”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Steven Willis, performing for #theoneactseries.

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Patrick Roche – “Retcon”

Performed by Patrick Roche

“I relearn the language of a smile and I think of what a luxury it would be to erase or reset at the stroke of a pen.”

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

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