The Plural, The Blurring


The Plural, The Blurring is a collection of poems and essays that critically celebrate Chicago’s queer and trans communities. This book is one of the first to focus on Chicago from a trans perspective and document the city's modern-day queer culture. It looks intimately at the lives of artists, writers, and activists who frequent queer and trans spaces—the closing bars, our rallies, marches, protests, and honors those who’ve passed away. The Plural, The Blurring dramatically shifts away from normative trans narratives and the call for assimilation from the mainstream LGBT movement. Instead, it unapologetically carves out a pathway in the field of transgender literature that is personal and political, combining the traditions of both queer and Chicago writing. 

"Magnificent and daring Trans Poet H. Melt provides documents, poems, journeys, Transtories. Groundbreaking."   - Juan Felipe Herrera, the US Poet Laureate

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