Day #16: Button Poetry
Celebrating National Poetry Month by highlighting 30 days of literary publishers who distribute poetry you can listen to, watch, or read, in 5 minutes or less.
This one’s for me (and my family.) We’re heading to the beach. So, dear reader, you’ll be on your own for a bit. But I’m leaving you with one of the big, bigger, BIGGEST poetry resources.
There’s no way you could experience even a fraction of all the offerings on Button Poetry before I return. And yes, I’ll continue when vacation is over so you get 30 full days of poetry pairings. Thank you so much for all your comments and matchmaking requests.
Button Poetry, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, publishes books, hosts workshops, and poetry slams and is widely known for its viral poetry slam videos.
The Vision Statement is direct:
“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.”
One of my recent favorite recordings s is “Thunder Thighs” by Lia Hagen.
It starts like this…
I’m 10 years old and wearing my first pair of short shorts…
May we all strut with Lia’s confidence, and may we never behave like mean moms.
In case you get lonely for a daily poetry fix, I’ll set you loose on this task: Prepare to enter the first ever Button Poetry Poem Cover Contest. It’s free. Check out the details. Let me know if you enter. Open April 29 – May 16, 2022.
And let me know what you’re reading, listening to, watching, writing until I return.