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A little reminder of how important it is to keep chasing your passion!

Lauren Zuniga - “Benediction for the Hustlers & the Gardeners”

"The miracle is that you wake up every morning with art in your eardrums."

Tolonda Henderson - “Regrets”

"At every moment in the history of the Universe, every choice and option has been realized."

Tolonda performing as the sacrificial poet at Johnny D’s in Somerville during the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Will Evans - “For Columbus” (After “My Town” by Buddy Wakefield)

"My town thinks progress is a one-way Greyhound to another city." 

"Where we teach 19 year old athletes that blow jobs are severance pay for the chance to turn their knees into shrapnel to raise the price on box seats." 

Will Evans, performing for the Columbus Writing Wrongs team at the Finals for the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam.

Chace ‘Mic Write’ Morris 

"Every time I see my Grandmothers house - foreclosure sign on the front lawn like an American Flag impaling soil it does not own."

Chace performing a feature at the Soap Boxing poetry slam in Saint Paul, MN.

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"He has been called fag so much he dropped a beat behind it and made it his ring tone."

Lauren Zuniga performing in Saint Paul - December feature at the Soap Boxing Poetry Slam.

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Hieu Nguyen - “First”

"You are the reason I feel guilt every time I feel pride."

This February, Hieu will be touring the Northeast with fellow Button Poets Dylan Garity and Neil Hilborn as The Good News Poetry Tour. Check out their last album at The Button Store!

Amie Durenberger - “Dakota”

“The first thing to go were my memories, starting to yellow, they tinted like soiled wallpaper, the truth just started to curl out and drip to the floor.”

Amie (a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota) performing for the University of Minnesota College slam team at CUPSI 2012 in hosted in Northridge, California. 

Lauren Zuniga  - “To the Oklahoma Lawmakers”

A truly landmark poem and poet; Lauren is one of the shining lights  among writers who are succeeding on the stage, page and internet.

Jamila Woods - “Pigeon Man”

Jamila Woods is a National Poetry Slam finalist with the Providence team, as well as a Louder Than A Bomb Champion. She performed this poem on NPS Finals stage in Boston in 2011, and it was unquestionably the most memorable and original piece of the show.

Michael Mlekoday - “Jesusland”

"We each got a story rattling in our mason jar bellies"

Starting this coming Saturday (the 28th) Button Poetry will be running a new weekly series entitled Saturdays Are Mlekodays in which National Poetry Slam Champion and Indiana University MFA Candidate Michael Mlekoday will be reviewing and analyzing spoken word poems, on the page. The first episode will examine a piece by the inimitable Rachel McKibbens, titled “The Giver”. We can’t wait for you to come back and check out Episode One of Saturdays Are Mlekodays