Ollie Schminkey – My Grandmother

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

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

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Ollie Schminkey – The Scab to Peel Back

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

“Every day is not an anniversary.”

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

Get Ollie’s wonderful 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 Usman Hameedi!

Ollie Schminkey – As The Feminist Saying Goes

Performed at the Button studio

“My father has never had a job, which made the transition easy, from absent father to dying father.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button studio

Get Ollie’s brilliant 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 Usman Hameedi!

Best of Button Week 412

“Being angry at dying people is never fair. They need you. You’re the one that’s still alive.”

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!

While you’re here, head over to the Button store to check out our books and merch, or check out our newest release from Junious ‘Jay’ Ward!

Ollie Schminkey – Gay Love is the Only Thing Saving Me

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

“Being angry at dying people is never fair. They need you. You’re the one that’s still alive.”

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

Get Ollie’s powerful book,

Best of Button Week 401

“I am still the life of the party, the life of the party because I am alive.”

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!

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

Ollie Schminkey – The Life of the Party

Performed at the Button Studio

“I am still the life of the party, the life of the party because I am alive.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio

Get Ollie’s powerful book, Dead Dad Jokes.

Check out the 2022 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open NOW – January 9, 2023. More info and full guidelines here!

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

Ollie Schminkey – The Life of the Party

Performed at Icehouse

“Funny, how all the things we take in to keep us alive would kill us when we let them out.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at Icehouse 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, or check out our newest release from Robert Wood Lynn!

Ollie Schminkey – Yet Another Poem About Roadkill

Performed at the Button Studio

“My father’s body is on my way home. His body is on the way to the store.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Ollie Schminkey, performing at the Button Studio

Get Ollie’s powerful book, Dead Dad Jokes.

Check out the 2022 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest! Open NOW – January 9, 2023. More info and full guidelines here!

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

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

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, or check out our newest release from Darius Simpson!