H. Melt and Kush Thompson To Read

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art for the June installment of the Six Points Reading Series!

In 2016 we continue to move to a variety of rotating locations throughout Chicago, and we’re grateful for the community partnerships we’ve been able to develop as a result of this. As always, our readings are free and open to the public.

This month we are pleased to welcome H. Melt and Kush Thompson. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

H. MELT is a poet and artist whose work proudly documents Chicago’s queer and trans communities. Their writing has been published many places including the Offing, Lambda Literary, and THEM, the first trans literary journal in the United States. They are the author of The Plural, The Blurring.

KUSH THOMPSON is a political-romantic poet, author, womanist, painter, & teaching artist. The Chicago Reader voted her runner-up best local poet of 2014 and was named one of The Root’s 2015 Young Futurists. Her work has been recently featured in Poetry Magazine and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Kush is the co-founder of The Lady Church initiative where she hosts monthly meetings devoted to womyn empowerment and healing. Her debut chapbook, A Church Beneath the Bulldozer, was published with New School Poetics in 2014.

*Intuit is accessible via public transportation–by bus: 66/Chicago and 56/Milwaukee; by “L”: Blue Line to Chicago Avenue station. Intuit is conveniently located near downtown and I-90/94.
(Kennedy Expressway): northbound traffic exits Augusta, and southbound traffic exits Ogden. Ample street parking is available near the gallery.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.