Ollie Schminkey – “If You Are Going to Turn into a Pile of Ash”

Performed at the Button Studio

“He can’t drive, or really even walk, but he is always going somewhere. He talks a lot about going home.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

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Ollie Schminkey – “My Therapist Tells Me My Dad was Lucky to Have Me as a Daughter”

Performed at the Strike Theater

“I want to tell her to fuck off, but I’m not very good at asserting boundaries, which is one of the reasons why I’m in therapy.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

Get Ollie’s phenomenal book, Dead Dad Jokes.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, or check out our newest release from Darius Simpson!

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PICK 2

Choose from the 2023 line-up of authors below.

Desireé Dallagiacomo – Who We Are & Who We Come From
Sabrina Benaim – Feels Tripping
Sean Patrick Mulroy – Advanced Poetics for Queer Voices
Siaara Freeman – Series(ly) Speaking: The Alchemy of Turning One Idea Into Many
Rachel Wiley – One Poem Six Ways
Patrick Roche – Reclaiming and Reframing Your Narrative
Topaz Winters – Won’t You Celebrate With Me: The Power of Joy in Poetry
Blythe Baird – How To Bring Your Poetry to the Stage
Stevie Edwards – (Re)Writing the Politicized Body
Junious ‘Jay’ Ward – Such A Vivrant Thing!
Ollie Schminkey – Odes and Elegies: Form Poems for This Century
Rudy Francisco – Getting Stitches

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “We Are on a Roadtrip”

Performing at the Button Studio

“When we are both sober, I have no fucking clue what to say to him, but on the road trip, we drink cheap whiskey outside of a hot tub until we like each other.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN

Get Ollie’s award-winning book, Dead Dad Jokes.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “The Bandaid in the Pool Filter”

Performing in Longmont, CO

“I want them to feel sad but not for me. I want them to feel sad for me.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing in Longmont, CO.

Get Ollie’s award-winning book, Dead Dad Jokes.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open NOW!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Best of Button Week 379

“I don’t think we need to live forever in order to matter.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Ollie Schminkey! Congrats Poet!

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest, open NOW – August 31!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Andrea Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Natasha T. Miller, Porsha Olayiwola, L.E. Bowman, Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “It’s Going to be Okay”

Performed at the Button studio

“I don’t think we need to live forever in order to matter.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Ollie Schminkey, performed at the Button studio.

Get Ollie’s award-winning book, Dead Dad Jokes.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open NOW!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “A Dare”

Performed at the Button studio

“I don’t care about boys anymore, but I do sometimes feel like a dare.”

Don’t miss this stunning poem from Ollie Schminkey, performed at the Button studio.

Get Ollie’s stunning book, Dead Dad Jokes.

Want to be featured on Button? Submit to the 2022 Video Contest – Submissions open July 19th!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Rachel Wiley, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Ebony Stewart, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!

Ollie Schminkey – “Everyone Tells Me That My Dad Will Always Be Watching Over Me”

Performed at the Button studio

“Everyone tells me that my dad will always be watching over me and I’m like, ‘Shut up I’m just trying to masturbate.’”

Don’t miss this great poem from Ollie Schminkey, performed at the Button studio.

Get Ollie’s stunning book, Dead Dad Jokes.

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, including books by Rudy Francisco, Neil Hilborn, Dave Harris, Porsha Olayiwola, Blythe Baird, Andrea Gibson, and our newest release from Topaz Winters!