Posted 5 days ago

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Danez Smith - “Today”

"Today I am grateful. Today the diagnosis does not own me."


Danez Smith, performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Blythe Baird - “Girl Code 101” (NPS 2014)

"Give me one accomplishment of Mary’s that did not involve her vagina."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Get Your Poems on Button Poetry!

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Only ONE MORE WEEK to submit your poems to Button Poetry’s annual chapbook contest! Winner receives a $500 cash prize, 50 free copies, and roundtrip travel to Minnesota for a book release party, filmed by Button. Don’t miss out, and make sure to like and reblog to spread the word!

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Neil Hilborn’s debut spoken word album, NORTHBOUND, is available now! Check out the ridiculous video (most fun we’ve ever had making anything), and head over to iTunes or Bandcamp to download the album!

So this is a promo video for my first spoken word album. It’s silly and I think you should watch it and then buy my album.

Posted 4 weeks ago
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Nate Marshall’s chapbook, Blood Percussion, is now available at the Button Shop!Also, ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT to submit to Button’s 2014 Chapbook Contest. Awesome prizes, and the chance to be published and filmed alongside our incredible roster of authors, including Aziza Barnes, J. Scott Brownlee, Sam Sax, and Nate.

buttonpoetry:

Nate Marshall’s chapbook, Blood Percussion, is now available at the Button Shop!

Also, ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT to submit to Button’s 2014 Chapbook Contest. Awesome prizes, and the chance to be published and filmed alongside our incredible roster of authors, including Aziza Barnes, J. Scott Brownlee, Sam Sax, and Nate.

Posted 1 month ago

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Rudy Francisco - “Complainers” (NPS 2014)

"It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty, drink that shit and stop complaining."

Performing for San Diego during semifinals at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Posted 1 month ago

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Shooting promo for Neil Hilborn's debut album, NORTHBOUND, coming August 19th. Preorder it today.

Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago

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Michael Lee - “Radiation” (Rustbelt 2014)

"How do you tell a child the future will be beautiful when their eyelids are burned shut?"

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Posted 1 month ago