WORD Presents: Jos Charles for FEELD

10/26/2018 - 7:30pm
Jos Charles Feeld

Selected by Fady Joudah as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series and longlisted for the 2018 National Book Awards, Jos Charles’s revolutionary second collection of poetry, feeld, is a lyrical unraveling of the circuitry of gender and speech, defiantly making space for bodies that have been historically denied their own vocabulary. 

“i care so much abot the whord i cant reed.” In feeld, Charles stakes her claim on the language available to speak about trans experience, reckoning with the narratives that have come before by reclaiming the language of the past. In Charles’s electrifying transliteration of English—Chaucerian in affect, but revolutionary in effect—what is old is made new again. “gendre is not the tran organe / gendre is yes a hemorage.” “did u kno not a monthe goes bye / a tran i kno doesnt dye.” The world of feeld is our own, but off-kilter, distinctly queer—making visible what was formerly and forcefully hidden: trauma, liberation, strength, and joy. 

Urgent and vital, feeld composes a new narrative of what it means to live inside a marked body. Join us at WORD for a reading and Q&A with Jos. 

Please note that there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased online or at the door. The voucher is good toward anything in store at WORD, including feeld. Please note that if you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jos Charles is a trans poet, editor, and author of Safe Space. She is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship through the Poetry Foundation and the 2015 Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship. She received an MFA from the University of Arizona and currently resides in Long Beach, California.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315052
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018

Selected by Fady Joudah as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, Jos Charles's revolutionary second collection of poetry, feeld, is a lyrical unraveling of the circuitry of gender and speech, defiantly making space for bodies that have been historically denied their own vocabulary.


$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 voucher can be used toward anything in store, including feeld. Please note that if you purchase a copy of the book from WORD there is no need to purchase a voucher.