Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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January 17, 2018

from "feeld"

Jos Charles
Jos Charles reads from "feeld." Recorded for Poem-a-Day, January 17, 2018.

About This Poem


"This was the first poem I completed for the project that would become feeld. The effect of the poem was meant to be a kind of stitch-work achieved by juxtaposing concrete references (from Internet speak, phenomenology, technical writing, identity politics, poststructuralist jargons, etc.) within a more compact, plain-spoken syntax. One of the things I was excited by with this project was the poem's capacity to, rather than define its particulars, blot them out, foregrounding gesture, traces, lines. This forces, at least for me, a stepping back to consider the poem as a placement of competing spaces, material possibilities, and histories, within language, than an argument or conclusion."
—Jos Charles


Jos Charles is the author of feeld, a winner of the National Poetry Series, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in September. Charles resides and works as a tutor in Long Beach, California.




Photo credit: Cybele Knowles  


Poetry by Charles


Safe Space

(Ahsahta Press, 2016)

"from obedience [the clock is on time]" by kari edwards


"Exclusively on Venus" by Trace Peterson


"Batter My Heart, Transgender'd God" by Meg Day


January Guest Editor: Kaveh Akbar


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from "feeld" by Jos Charles