Ollie Schminkey

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Ollie Schminkey is a non-binary transgender poet/musician/artist living in St. Paul, MN. They facilitate, direct, coach, and host many organizations, including a weekly writing workshop called Well-Placed Commas, which serves primarily queer and trans writers. They’ve performed poems in 18 states, and their work has been featured everywhere from THEM to Upworthy. When they’re not writing and performing poetry, they spend their time making creepy+cute pottery under the name Sick Kitty Ceramics.

They are the author of two chapbooks, The Taste of Iron (Beard Poetry), and You Are Sad and That Sucks a Lot. This is their first full-length.

You can find them touring nationally, making music, or playing with their cat Pete, who is always trying to eat things he shouldn’t.