Button Poetry

What is Button Poetry?



Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry.



We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.


What we actually do

Button produces and distributes poetry media, including: video from local and national events, chapbooks, collaborative audio recordings, scholarship and criticism, and many other products.


(description from ButtonPoetry.com)



Button has quickly become an extraordinary initiative for expanding the number and quality of performance poetry videos. To date, it has over…

Videos, and Counting

Total Views, and Counting

By themselves, several of Button’s most popular videos have millions of views apiece.



More Information


Check out the organization’s history. Currently, Sam Cook is the Executive Director and Dylan Garity the Assistant Director.



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