Dead Dad Jokes is an unflinching take on family, loss and trauma. There is nothing quiet about Schminkey’s debut. Every page is raw, honest and unforgettable. Dead Dad Jokes brings the impact of addiction into crisp focus while also shattering our simplistic TV preconceptions about it. Ollie never lets the reader slip into the easy sadness of cliche – instead they guide us through the realities and contradictions of losing someone you love and of death – reminding us that they need not be one and the same.
About Ollie Schminkey
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… MORE