Ollie Schminkey

poet. musician. artist.

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Ollie Schminkey is a white, non-binary transgender poet/activist/musician/artist.  They facilitate, direct, and host many organizations, including Well-Placed Commas (a weekly poetry workshop with Word Sprout, Inc.), and OUTspoken! (a queer open mic). They have also represented the Twin Cities in numerous national poetry competitions, and they are the author of one chapbook, The Taste of Iron.  Publications that feature their work include Write Bloody and Andrea Gibson's anthology, We Will Be Shelter, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and 20% Theatre Co's The Naked I.  They have guest curated two shows, Rage, and STARE BACK, at the Fox Egg Gallery.  You can find more of their work on UpWorthy or Button Poetry.