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“on the days i was convinced it was my brother / and not me who was the monster, i imagined / all the ways i could destroy him. always began / with the image of him reaching out to kiss me / like something other than a brother and ended / with him dressed in blood”
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“on the days i was convinced it was my brother / and not me who was the monster, i imagined / all the ways i could destroy him. always began / with the image of him reaching out to kiss me / like something other than a brother and ended / with him dressed in blood”

FLASH SALE on Sam Sax’s chapbook, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters! Today and tomorrow ONLY, get it 25% off at the Button Shop!

Aziza Barnes - “Mutt”

"Love is a white hand crawling up your esophagus to remind you of what you cannot digest." 

Performing at J. Scott Brownlee’s book release in Minneapolis. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Aziza Barnes - “Mutt”

"Outside the window of a clinic in Ghana, a black sparrow with a white breast caws towards the Atlantic and eats its own wings"

Performing at J. Scott Brownlee’s book release in Minneapolis. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Desiree Dallagiacomo & Kaycee Filson - “Real Sex Tips”

"I am silencing the throats that call me object."

Performing for New Orleans at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Sean Patrick Mulroy - “Who We Are (After Ke$ha)”

"Tonight, we live to devastate our haters."

Performing for Boston at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Sean Patrick Mulroy - “Who We Are (After Ke$ha)”

"The South, you know it swallows up whatever queer that it can catch."

Performing for Boston at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Josh Merchant - “Mean Mug”


"I’m just black, just contraband that walks too freely"


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

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Josh Merchant - “Mean Mug”

"What does this mean for us now? What noose will they turn trophy?"


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

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!