H. Melt

Straight Talk

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Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Zine Straight Talk
Date: 
2014
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In this zine, H. Melt interrogates "straight" as a word and as an identity. The experimental format presents a series of dictionary definitions involving permutations of "straight" (e.g., straight forward, straight shooter, straighten, straight and narrow, etc.) and lets the reader ponder the connotations.
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H. Melt

Second to None: Queer and Trans Chicago Voices

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Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Zine Second to None
Date: 
Spring 2014
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H. Melt curates this collection of essays (mostly originally online), documenting a critical queer, nonfiction literary voice that is strongly rooted in Chicago. Themes include the need to talk more openly about race, class, and privilege, the power of community support, and the experience of living in Chicago. Builds on the work of Chicago-based queer publications like Chicago IRL, In Our Words, and others. (Adapted from Melt's introduction to the collection.)
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H. Melt

SIRvival in The Second City: Transqueer Chicago Poems

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Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Book, Melt, H.
Date: 
2013
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1
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Chapbook of poems by H. Melt, documenting their personal experience of surviving Chicago (the "City of Cold Shoulders") as a member of the transqueer community.
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hmelt.tumblr.com
newschoolpoetics.com

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H. Melt

SIRvival in the Second City: Transqueer Chicago Poems

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Book, Melt, H.
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2013
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"H. Melt’s SIRvival in The Second City: Transqueer Chicago Poems is a guide and lightning rod; a contestation of every border imaginable and a celebration of the necessary and ingenious spaces created by the public presence(s) of courageous Trans & Queer people(s) engaged in the construction of new culture(s) and identities for us all." *
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* Taken from the back of the book
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hmelt.tumblr.com
facebook.com/hmelt
@hmeltchicago
newschoolpoetics.com
newschoolpoetics.bandcamp.com
@newschoolpoetic