One goal of these poetry spotlights, for me, is to share different things happening in the poetry world. After all, one of the great strengths of poetry is its diversity. This week that continues as I spotlight Button Poetry.
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The 2017 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact information, and submission tips, poets can find the right markets for their poetry and achieve more publication success than ever before.
In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–so that poets can learn the ins and outs of writing poetry and seeking publication. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to the poetry-related information on WritersMarket.com. All in all, it’s the best resource for poets looking to secure publication.
Button Poetry: Poetry Spotlight
Recently, I shared a list of the 10 best poetry podcasts for poets. Button Poetry does not offer a podcast, but they do have a great YouTube channel with poetry performances. In fact, if you do a Google search on Button Poetry, that channel comes up before their website.
Button Poetry was founded in 2011 by Sam Cook and Sierra DeMulder, and it wasn’t long before they were creating high quality poetry videos with Poetry Observed. Their current stated mission is to produce “a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry.”
They do this through producing and distributing “poetry media,” which Button defines as video, chapbooks, audio, and more. Click here to learn more.
But honestly, the best way to experience Button Poetry is through their YouTube channel. So many amazing performances. Start viewing them here.
Robert Lee Brewer is the editor of Poet’s Market and author of Solving the World’s Problems. He originally heard about Bowery Poetry Club from the same source that shares all good information with him: his wife, Tammy. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Check out these other poetic posts:
- Bryan Borland: Poet Interview.
- Collecting Poems Into a Book: 5 Poets Share Their Method.
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 400.