H. Melt is a poet, artist & educator whose work celebrates trans people, history and culture. They are the author of On My Way to Liberation, The Plural, The Blurring, and editor of the anthology Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation. H. Melt has exhibited artwork at the Leather Archives & Museum, the Overlook & Woman Made Gallery. They've taught at 826Chi, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Young Chicago Authors.
H. Melt was a fellow with the Poetry Foundation's Emerging Poets Incubator and artist in residence at the Newberry Library, researching the Chicago Protest Collection. They've been named to Newcity's Lit 50 list and Windy City Times' 30 Under 30. Lambda Literary awarded them the Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. H. Melt lives in Chicago.
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