H. Melt

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H. Melt
H. Melt by James Allenspach.jpg
H. Melt at a reading in 2015
Date of birth 1990[1]
Place of birth Chicago[2]
Nationality American
Pronouns they/them
Occupation writer, poet, editor

H. Melt is a nonbinary writer, poet and editor who lives in Chicago. Their writing has appeared in many publications, and in 2017, Lambda Literary awarded them the Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. [3]

Their debut poetry collection, The Plural, The Blurring, was published in 2015 by Red Beard Press,[1] and their chapbook On My Way to Liberation was published in 2018 by Haymarket Books.[4] They are also the editor of the 2017 anthology Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation.[5]

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« The purpose of my work is to help keep trans people alive. I create art that centers trans people—it is by, for, and about our lives. My practice spans disciplines including artmaking, writing, teaching, and organizing. I focus on telling personal stories, building relationships, and creating community with queer and trans artists. I understand my work as queer. I define queer as a verb—an active challenging of the individual and institutional powers that define who and what is normal. Through my poetry and art, I work towards building a world where queer and trans liberation is possible.[6] »

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Segal, Corinne (7 December 2015). "Poet H. Melt shows why gender isn't always simple". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  2. Susi, Danielle (22 February 2017). "Dinnerview: H. Melt". entropymag.org. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  3. Falck, Alex (28 August 2018). "An Interview with Poet and Editor H. Melt". Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. Archived from the original on 30 October 2019.
  4. Todd, Levi (17 October 2018). "H. Melt: On Imagining Trans Liberation--Lambda Literary". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  5. Dionne, Evette (14 November 2017). "7 Books To Read During Trans Awareness Week". Bitch Media. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  6. Artist Statement