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Tai Weinman - “Mother of Dragons” (NPS 2014)

"Yes girl, a volcano rests on your tongue. Know when to blow smoke and when it’s time to drop jaw and burn everything down."


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

Pages Matam, Elizabeth Acevedo & G. Yamazawa - “Unforgettable” 

"My name wasn’t given to me. It was given to the rest of the country."

Our first poem from this year’s National Poetry slam champions, Beltway Poetry Slam from Washington D.C. We can’t wait to share more of their work with you.

Ollie Renee Schminkey - “Two Twin Beds”

"Loving someone means inventing your own language."

Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Zaccheus Jackson - “In Victa” (NPS 2014)

We just met Zaccheus a few weeks ago at the National Poetry Slam, and we were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. Our thoughts go out to his friends, family and loved ones. We’ve posted this performance from NPS as a tribute to him.

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.

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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.

Dylan Garity - “To Governor Scott Walker” (NPS 2014)

"My grandmother is the only person I know who prays for me. When she dies, I imagine God will no longer hear my name."

Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

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Dylan Garity - “To Governor Scott Walker” (NPS 2014)

"My grandmother is the only person I know who prays for me. When she dies, I imagine God will no longer hear my name."

Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Patrick Roche - “Couples Therapy” (NPS 2014)

"Every thursday, I go to couples therapy with my depression. He whispers in my ear to stay in bed for another day, presses his palm into my chest, afraid I’m going to escape the covers."

Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Tui Scanlan - “Legacy” (NPS 2014)

"If ever someone is stupid enough to ask Is your father dead? You hold your head up high and say No he isn’t. Because he lives in me.”

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

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