Showcase of Queer Chicago Poets with Jay Besemer, H.Melt and Evan Kleekamp

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a reading by Jay Besemer, H. Melt and Evan Evan Kleekamp.

At 57th Street Books


About the Authors:

Jay Besemer is the author of many poetic artifacts including Telephone (Brooklyn Arts Press), A New Territory Sought (Moria), Aster to Daylily (Damask Press), and Object with Man’s Face (Rain Taxi Ohm Editions). His performances and video poems have been featured in various live arts festivals and series, including Meekling Press’ TALKS Series; Chicago Calling Arts Festival; Red Rover Series {readings that play with reading}; Absinthe & Zygote; @Salon 2014 and Sunday Circus. Jay also contributes performance texts, poems, and critical essays to numerous publications, is a contributing editor with The Operating System, the co-editor of a special digital Yoko Ono tribute issue of Nerve Lantern, and founder of the Intermittent Series in Chicago, where he lives with his partner and a very helpful cat.

H. Melt is a poet and artist whose work proudly documents Chicago's queer and trans communities. Their writing has been featured many places including In These Times, the Offing and THEM, the first trans literary journal in the United States They are the author of the full length collection The Plural, The Blurring. H. Melt works at the Poetry Foundation and Chicago's feminist bookstore. 

Evan Kleekamp is a writer living in Chicago. His poetry and essays have been published or are forthcoming in Adult, Pinwheel, Vinyl Poetry, Drunken Boat, and Ghost Ocean.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637