H. Melt's Picks

If They Come for Us: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525509783
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Published: One World - August 7th, 2018

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566895477
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 4th, 2019

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551527383
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 30th, 2018

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807039830
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Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019

Electric Arches Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608468560
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

Chicago, magical realism, and tales of Black girlhood make up Eve Ewing's debut collection of poetry. This book also has many hybrid elements, including artwork, essays, and handwritten poems.   


They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781937512651
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Jonny Appleseed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551527253
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 15th, 2018

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780994047137
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Published: Metonymy Press - November 15th, 2016

This is fierce and fun trans fiction, about running away from home, finding community, and trans women supporting each other.  


Queering Sexual Violence - Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626012738
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Published: Riverdale Avenue Books - April 22nd, 2016

This anthology about queer experiences of sexual violence is so necessary and long overdue. It builds off of the work of "The Revolution Starts at Home" and is a collection of personal essays. A tough but important read. 


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Wild Hundreds (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822963837
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 9th, 2015

Nate Marshall is one of Chicago's best poets. This book is a long love song to the city, especially to the South Side.  


Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion Cover Image
By Ryan Conrad (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849351843
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Published: AK Press - April 15th, 2014

This anthology calls for a radical future. It critiques the focus of mainstream gay and lesbian politics on marriage equality, military inclusion, and hate crimes legislation.  


Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
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ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

Angela Davis is one of my favoritwe feminist thinkiners and theorists of all time. In this collection, she connects Black Lives Matter movement to Palestine and more.  


She of the Mountains Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551525600
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 14th, 2014

She of the Mountains is a gorgeous work of short fiction that mixes gender, religion, and sexuality in an innovative writing style. Bonus: the text is complemented by striking illustrations done by the cover artist. 


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Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation Cover Image
By Eli Clare, Aurora Levins Morales (Foreword by), Dean Spade (Afterword by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780822360315
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Published: Duke University Press - August 7th, 2015

Eli Clare is well-known for writing about the intersections between disability and queerness. Exile and Pride is essential for anyone interested in those two topics and charts Eli's experiences growing up in a rural environment as a white, queer, disabled, trans and working class person.    


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Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, Second Edition Cover Image
By Eric A. Stanley (Editor), Nat Smith (Editor), Cece McDonald (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781849352345
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Published: AK Press - October 27th, 2015

This is a groundbreaking book about the relationship between trans people, the prison industrial complex, and how state violence permeates our every day lives. Contributors include CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, Chelsea Manning, Dean Spade, and other trans activists and academics. 


Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture) Cover Image
By Reina Gossett (Editor), Eric A. Stanley (Editor), Johanna Burton (Editor)
$49.95
ISBN: 9780262036603
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Published: Mit Press - December 15th, 2017

There Should Be Flowers Cover Image
$16.75
ISBN: 9781937865733
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Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - August 15th, 2016

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is one of my favorite trans poets writing today. Blunt, sarcastic, sad & queer, sometimes surreal--she imagines a future where she belongs.  


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A Safe Girl to Love Cover Image
$17.80
ISBN: 9781627290050
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Published: Topside Press - May 5th, 2014

This collection of short stories rightfully won the Lambda Literary Award for transgender fiction. Casey Plett talks about her changing relationships to friends, family, sex and more as a young trans woman moving between Brooklyn, Canada, bars, bedrooms, and everywhere in between.