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Dave Nichols - “Poems for Georgie” (Rustbelt 2013)

"I met you here before heroin sucked your cheeks closed like a lover."

One of our final videos from last year’s Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

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Dave Nichols - “Poems for Georgie” (Rustbelt 2013)

"I met you here before heroin sucked your cheeks closed like a lover."

One of our final videos from last year’s Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Chace ‘Mic Write’ Morris - “Landmine”

"I swear, us black men are born into mine fields, running full speed."

Performing at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. Our first video of the new year!

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Chace ‘Mic Write’ Morris - “Landmine”

"I swear, us black men are born into mine fields, running full speed."

Performing at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. Our first video of the new year!

Shameaca Moore - “Give a F#ck”

"You tell me I don’t give a fuck and you know what? You’re right. I’ve been budgeting my fucks lately, and I don’t have any to spare."

A couple of times a week, we’ll be posting some of the older and less-seen videos from the Button YouTube, from before we really had a following (and before we knew how to film things). This is another excellent, hilarious and moving piece from Rustbelt 2012.

Nate Mondschein - “The Ostrich”

"A body that has been part of another body will never be comfortable with an otherwise perfectly adequate life alone."

A couple of times a week, we’ll be posting some of the older and less-seen videos from the Button YouTube, from before we really had a following. This is Nate Mondschein, formerly of Wesleyan College, with one of the most original love poems we’ve ever seen.

Spencer Retelle - “Post-It Note To My Hangover”

"I started making chocolate chip cookies before I vomited in the stove-top pot. I started writing "NOT SOUP" but I forgot what I was doing and drew a cat instead."

A couple of times a week, we’ll be posting some of the older and less seen videos from the Button YouTube, from before we really had a following. Tonight, the always hilarious Spencer Retelle.

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Emily Rose - “Joy” (Rustbelt 2012)

"Every night, I check under my bed looking for monsters who think they can scare me. I want to take their picture."

A couple of times a week, we’ll be posting some of the older and less seen videos on the Button YouTube, from before we really had a following. Performance poems often explore dark subjects; it’s nice to know that they can be a whole lot of fun, too.

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The perfect poem for Halloween. Enjoy!

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T Miller - “Halloween Suggestions for Your Ex-Lover”

"You should go down to Wal-Mart and see if they sell any face paint that makes you look less like the monster you are, and more like a person who actually gives a fuck about other people."

Rustbelt Champion.

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Omoizele “Oz” Okoawo - “The Beast:1944” (Rustbelt 2013)

"When a lynch mob decides what it wants to eat, it ain’t gonna change its mind. The beast always gets fed."

Performing at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.