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Posts Tagged: slam poetry

G. Yamazawa - “Elementary”

"I became a bully, because we all want to feel like America sometimes."

Performing for Beltway (D.C.) at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Beltway won the tournament.

Neil Hilborn - “Moving Day”

"And isn’t it cliche, the literal catharsis of throwing out all the things I no longer need."

Neil Hilborn, performing in a short video shot by Button’s Executive Director, Sam Cook. Subscribe to Button on Youtube!

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!

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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!