Button Poetry, promoting and producing performance poetry in the Twin Cities since... last year.

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Troy Osaki - “Morning Service”

"War hysteria was just another euphemism for scapegoats."


Performing for Seattle during semifinals at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Olivia Gatwood & Megan Falley - “Collapse the Economy”

"Does that shampoo also come with the photoshop you used on the model? No? Then I don’t fucking want it."


Performing for NYC-Urbana during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Cheryl Maddalena - “The Tragic Tale of 2011 WOWPS”


"You think you’re so fucking funny, but this joke’s on you."

A hilarious and absurd insight into what goes through a poet’s mind when a poem flops on stage. Cheryl Maddalena, performing at the National Poetry Slam. Note: Really, really NSFW. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Cheryl Maddalena - “The Tragic Tale of 2011 WOWPS”

"You think you’re so fucking funny, but this joke’s on you."

A hilarious and absurd insight into what goes through a poet’s mind when a poem flops on stage. Cheryl Maddalena, performing at the National Poetry Slam. Note: Really, really NSFW. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Jared Singer and Omar Holmon - “Uncle Daycare”

"I always hated kids until I fell in love with yours."

Performing for NYC-Urbana during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Michael Mlekoday - “2210 St. Anthony”


"We had dance parties up there in the summer, and believed in miracles every time nobody fell."


Performing at the book release show for his debut collection, The Dead Eat Everything. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Michael Mlekoday - “2210 St. Anthony”

"We had dance parties up there in the summer, and believed in miracles every time nobody fell."


Performing at the book release show for his debut collection, The Dead Eat Everything. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Portland Poetry Slam - “Choose Your Own Adventure”

"Every morning starts with a dark room and an ominous door."

Brenna Twohy, Alex Dang, Doc Luben, and Leyna Rynearson, performing at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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!

Corrina Bain - “Pinnochio” (Poetry Observed)


"I cut my own strings. No one realized how that wounded me."

Corrina Bain, performing in a new video from our collaboration with Poetry Observed. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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