by Jos Charles


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571315052
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 237,015
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Jos Charles is a trans poet, editor, and author ofthe collection 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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thees wite skirtes / & orang

sweters / i wont / inn the feedynge marte /

wile mye vegetable partes bloome /

inn the commen waye / a grackel

inn the guarden rooste / the tall

wymon wasching handes /

• r eyeing turnups

/ the sadened powres wee rub / so economicalie /

inn 1 virsion off thynges /

alarum is mye nayme

/ unkempt & handeld

i am hors /

i am sadeld / i am a brokn hors



next inn line

at the feemale

depositrie room / mye

jossled eggs

inn a witen sack /

were that i were goldenne

mye rayte / the tayste off gold

inn eggs / cravyng a room

just emtied enuff

2 curl myeself

inn / thees the dreggs / the grl beguines



gendre is not the tran organe / gendre is yes a

hemorage / the nayme scrypt & the stayte scrypt

preseed laping the milke in mye sacks / gendre lik all

sirfase is a feemale depositrie room / in that clowde

moses wept & wee exspeckte a lawe /

his fase lik lite &

r bodies goldenne in vagynoplastycitie / if u evre get

downe mye mountain / he sade pirge me with hysop /

• ffer mye bulock on the alter / a tran is noting but the

scens off sum burning / i a lone hav scaped 2 tell u this



i wanted so much

2 speech /

the hewman thyngs

/ i became the byrd

soot / they sent me

inn / this is wut makes us grls / thining

bye the houre

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