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Neil Hilborn - "OCD" (Rustbelt 2013)
 
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Check out Neil's book (which includes "OCD"): http://bit.ly/ournumbereddays Help Button keep broadcasting! Check us out on Patreon: http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Performing during individual finals at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. Check out Neil's debut spoken word album, NORTHBOUND: http://bit.ly/Northbound Check out OCD and more work by Neil and other viral poets in VIRAL, an eBook anthology by Button Poetry: http://bit.ly/1mfNZ31 Download the audio of this poem for free by clicking here: http://bit.ly/SGWs5V Buy Neil's most recent book of poetry: http://bit.ly/1ncnJXo Subtitles in Italian by Francesco De Caro: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSrmQbgh7FO8EmYE61AiD4g Chinese subtitles provided by Lowy Chang. About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Jesse Parent - "To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter"
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Jesse Parent, performing during the Coaches Slam at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Check out more from Jesse: http://bit.ly/1ij3uIp Follow Button on Facebook: http://facebook.com/buttonpoetry About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Sabrina Benaim - "Explaining My Depression to My Mother"
 
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Get Sabrina's book here: http://bit.ly/sabrinamagic Make Button Poetry grow: http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Kait Rokowski: http://bit.ly/1olARIP Performing for Toronto during semis at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subtítulos en español por Candela Glikin Encuentra más videos con subtítulos en español en STAIN Subs: Subtitles in Spanish by Candela Glikin. Find more videos with Spanish subs on STAIN Subs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT8M-85gpFEhJW-ReQNpJkw Subtitles in Italian by Francesco De Caro: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSrmQbgh7FO8EmYE61AiD4g Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Blythe Baird - "When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny" (NPS 2015)
 
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Get Blythe’s book here: http://bit.ly/blythespeak Make Button Poetry grow! http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Sam Sax: http://bit.ly/1NaP5ut Performing for the Twin Cities during prelims at the 2015 National Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Denice Frohman - "Dear Straight People" (WOWPS 2013)
 
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Make Button Poetry grow: http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Denice Frohman, Women of the World Poetry Slam 2013 champion, performing during prelims. If you loved this poem, check out Dominique Christina: http://bit.ly/1oEMWMn Check out more of Denice's work at: http://denicefrohman.com/ Support Button by Subscribing to us or liking us on facebook! http://facebook.com/buttonpoetry All rights reserved to Denice Frohman, may not be transcribed, performed, copied without written consent from author.
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Blythe Baird - "Girl Code 101" (NPS 2014)
 
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Get Blythe’s book here: http://bit.ly/blythespeak Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Sierra DeMulder: http://bit.ly/1qlfJGL Blythe Baird, performing for Chicago at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye - "When Love Arrives"
 
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Javon Johnson - "cuz he's black" (NPS 2013)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Javon Johnson, performing at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. Check out more from Javon on Facebook (http://bit.ly/JavonFB) and Twitter (http://bit.ly/JavonTwitter) Check out "cuz he's black" and more work by Javon and other viral poets in VIRAL, an eBook anthology by Button Poetry: http://buttonpoetry.com/product/viral-pre-order/ Like Javon on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/javonisms "It's not about whether or not the shooter is racist. It's about how poor black boys are treated as problems well before we are treated as people."
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Doc Luben - "14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes"
 
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Want captions on all videos? Multilingual subtitles? A nationwide Button tour? Check us out on Patreon! http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon If you loved this poem, check out Ken Arkind: http://bit.ly/1qaGZI0 Performing during the Last Chance Slam at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Neil Hilborn - "The Future" (NPS 2013)
 
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Check out Neil's book here: http://amzn.to/2aGVH5S Help support Button Poetry: http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Check out Neil's debut spoken word album, Northbound: http://bit.ly/Northbound FULL TEXT BELOW: For more from Neil, like him (and Button) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neilhilborn https://www.facebook.com/buttonpoetry Buy a copy of Neil's chapbook: http://buttonpoetry.com/shop/ Neil Hilborn, performing at the 2013 National Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA. TEXT OF POEM: The worst thing about being naked—and then being hit by a car—is that road rash is a problem for skin. Why was I naked in the middle of the road at noon? I am glad you asked, imaginary other half of this conversation! I have no idea! Some characteristics of bipolar disorder include dissociation, hallucinations, and fugue states, so sometimes I wake up in places I didn't go to sleep! So. There I am. Nude. Splayed out on a car like a slutty chicken, and I'm screaming about the government conspiracy to take away my feet. Not my real feet. Just my brain feet. I'm about six inches away from the concrete when I realize, in slow motion, like the exact opposite of a rhinoceros attack, "This is not how I imagined my life would turn out." When I was young, I broke both my ankles jumping off a roof because I was sure a cape would enable me to fly. My parents attributed this to my strong imagination. Last year, my therapist called it a delusion. I fail to see the difference. Also, I really can fly and see the future and make stupid people leave coffee shops with my mind. Forty-three percent of the time. Sometimes I see people as colors. For instance, this guy right here is purple, which means he just got a promotion. Or a blowjob. A blowmotion, if you will. The point is, here is a list of things my brain has told me to do: join a cult; start a cult; become a cabinet maker; kill myself, so, in essence, become a cabinet maker; break into, and then paint, other people's houses; have sex with literally everyone who reminds me of my mother; fight people who are much fightier than me, like the cops, so, in essence, kill myself. I think a lot about killing myself, not like a point on a map but rather like a glowing exit sign at a show that's never been quite bad enough to make me want to leave. See, when I'm up I don't kill myself because, holy shit, there's so much left to do! When I'm down I don't kill myself because then the sadness would be over, and the sadness is my old paint under the new. The sadness is the house fire or the broken shoulder: I'd still be me without it but I'd be so boring. They keep telling me seeing things that aren't technically there is called "disturbed cognitive functioning." I call it "having a superpower." Once, I pulled over on the 110 freeway and jumped out of my old Jeep because I saw it burst into flames twenty seconds before it actually burst into flames. I knew my girlfriend and I would be together because she turned bright pink the first time she saw me. I know tomorrow is going to come because I've seen it. Sunrise is going to come, all you have to do is wake up. The future has been at war, but it's coming home so soon. The future looks like a child in a cape. The future is the map and the treasure. The future looks just like gravity: everyone is slowly drifting toward everyone else. We are all going to be part of each other one day. The future is a blue sky and a full tank of gas. I saw the future, I did, and in it I was alive.
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Sarah Kay - "Private Parts"
 
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Support Button Poetry! Check out our new project: http://bit.ly/buttonive Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Sarah Kay, performing at Inner City Arts in Los Angeles. Check out Sarah Kay's book: http://bit.ly/1Hm0wR4 Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Brenna Twohy - "Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them" (NPS 2014)
 
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Melissa Newman-Evans - "9 Things I Would Like to Tell to Every Teenage Girl”
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Rachel Wiley: http://bit.ly/1Zq2yVW Performing for Denver during semifinals at the 2015 National Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Desireé Dallagiacomo - "Thighs" (WOWPS 2014)
 
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Blythe Baird - "Relapse"
 
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Edwin Bodney - "When a Boy Tells You He Loves You"
 
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Want captions on all videos? Multilingual subtitles? A nationwide Button tour? Check us out on Patreon! http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Sam Sax: http://bit.ly/1l8ck9U Performing during the July 2014 slam at Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley - "Lost Voices" (CUPSI 2015)
 
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Support Button Poetry! Check out our newest project: http://bit.ly/buttonlive Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Stream & Download the audio of this poem for free: http://bit.ly/lostvoicesaudio Performing for EMU at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. If you loved this poem, check out Dominique Christina: http://bit.ly/1ygHTHY Follow Button on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Ethan Smith - "A Letter to the Girl I Used to Be" (CUPSI 2014)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Patrick Roche: http://bit.ly/1mjYULm Ethan Smith, performing during finals at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Download the audio of this poem for FREE: http://bit.ly/1nwV7dV Follow Button on Facebook: bit.ly/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Olivia Gatwood - "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" (WoWPS 2015)
 
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Get Olivia's book now: http://bit.ly/olivianabf Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Performing during prelims at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Rudy Francisco - "My Honest Poem" (Button Live)
 
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Pages Matam - "Piñata" (NPS 2013)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry BUY Piñata and more work by Pages and other viral poets in VIRAL, an eBook anthology by Button Poetry: http://buttonpoetry.com/product/viral-pre-order/ Performing at the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA.
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Kevin Kantor - "People You May Know" (CUPSI 2015 Finals)
 
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Support Button Poetry! Check out our newest project: http://bit.ly/buttonlive Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Siaara Freeman: http://bit.ly/1GbcNns Performing on finals stage at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow Button on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Olivia Gatwood - "Alternate Universe in Which I Am Unfazed by the Men Who Do Not Love Me"
 
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Get Olivia's book now: http://bit.ly/olivianabf Help bring Button to you: http://bit.ly/buttonpatreon4 Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Minnesota folks! Don't miss Button Poetry Live: http://buttonpoetry.com/buttonpoetrylive Every first Monday at CAMP Bar in downtown Saint Paul. Performing at Button Poetry Live, October 2016. Button Facebook: http://facebook.com/buttonpoetry Button Twitter: http://twitter.com/buttonpoetry Button Instagram: http://instagram.com/buttonpoetry Button tumblr: http://buttonpoetry.tumblr.com About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Alex Dang - "Times I've Been Mistaken for a Girl" (NPS 2013)
 
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Performing for Portland during semifinals at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. Follow Alex on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexdangpoetry Follow Button on Facebook: http://facebook.com/buttonpoetry
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Nora Cooper - "I Won't Write Your Obituary" (CUPSI 2015)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Patrick Roche: http://bit.ly/1DAyxZi Performing for UCLA during prelims at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow Button on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Raych Jackson - "Period Rules" (Rustbelt 2017)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Melissa Lozada-Oliva: http://bit.ly/MLOLowPowerMode Performing at Rustbelt 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Button Facebook: http://facebook.com/buttonpoetry Button Twitter: http://twitter.com/buttonpoetry Button Instagram: http://instagram.com/buttonpoetry Button tumblr: http://buttonpoetry.tumblr.com About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Patrick Roche - "Siri: A Coping Mechanism"
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Jenesis Fonseca: http://bit.ly/1jdTrH0 Patrick Roche, performing for Princeton during semifinals at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This poem was awarded Best Persona Poem at the tournament. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word, performance poetry, and slam poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Alex Dang - "What Kind of Asian Are You?" (NPS 2013)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Sam Cook: http://bit.ly/1qP8vvM Alex Dang, performing for Portland, OR at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Jamie Mortara - "Some Things You Need to Know Before Dating Me"
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Bianca Phipps: http://bit.ly/1OmZCTy Performing during the Button Poetry/YesYes Books showcase at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles. Follow Button on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Dominique Christina & Denice Frohman - "No Child Left Behind"
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this video, check out Dylan Garity: http://bit.ly/1oqlVe2 Featuring on Finals Stage at the CUPSI 2014, as Sister Outsider Poetry. Follow Sister Outsider on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1mnUTW5 Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Guante - "Ten Responses to the Phrase 'Man Up'"
 
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Sarah Kay - "The Type"
 
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Support Button Poetry! Check out our newest project: http://bit.ly/buttonlive Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Check out Sarah Kay's book: http://bit.ly/1Hm0wR4 Poem inspired by a line from "Detail of the Woods" by Richard Siken: "...Everyone needs a place. It shouldn't be inside of someone else." Performing at Inner City Arts in Los Angeles. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Victoria Morgan - "How to Succeed in Heartbreak" (CUPSI 2015)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry If you loved this poem, check out Dominique Christina: http://bit.ly/Ywf1x4 Performing for Southern Oregon University at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow Button on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Dylan Garity - "Rigged Game" (NPS 2013)
 
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Brenna Twohy - "Another Rape Poem" (IWPS 2014)
 
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Loyce Gayo - "How We Forget" (CUPSI 2014)
 
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Reagan Myers - "Depression Is Funny Like That"
 
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Sabrina Benaim - "First Date" (NPS 2015)
 
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Get Sabrina's book here: http://bit.ly/sabrinamagic Support Button Poetry! Check out our newest project: http://bit.ly/buttonlive Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Performing during the Button showcase at the 2015 National Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Rachel Wiley - "10 Honest Thoughts on Being Loved by a Skinny Boy"
 
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Terisa Siagatonu & Rudy Francisco - "Sons" (NPS 2013)
 
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Terisa Siagatonu and Rudy Francisco performing for Hollywood's Da Poetry Lounge during semifinals at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. DPL ended up taking 2nd in the tournament.
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Blythe Baird - "Pocket-Sized Feminism" (Button Live)
 
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Tucker Bryant - "Oreo" (CUPSI 2014)
 
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Kevin Kantor - "Honest Confessions on Letting Go" (CUPSI 2014)
 
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Patrick Roche - "Couples Therapy" (NPS 2014)
 
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Michael Lee // "Pass On"
 
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RJ Walker - "Deceit & I" (IWPS 2015)
 
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Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Elements of this poem have been fictionalized for privacy; relations or similarities to real individuals are coincidental. RJ Walker, performing at the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam. Follow Button on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SG5Xm0 About Button: Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry. We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry's audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.
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Blythe Baird - "For The Rapists Who Called Themselves Feminist"
 
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Dylan Garity - "Friend Zone" (Button Poetry First Readings)
 
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Kevin Yang - "How to Love Your Introvert"
 
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Brenna Twohy - "Anxiety: A Ghost Story" (NPS 2015)
 
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