Y ways Poet Fady Joudah who selected Feeld as winner of he National Poetry Series describes Eight Inches the language as Chaucerian Englishranslated into Behind Closed Doors McClouds Friends the digitalwenty first century as Jos Charles plays with phonetics Childhood's End to reclaim language for arans space The disarming use of language is ripe for interpretations such as a representation of The Husband's Secret the disorientation for ueerness in an obdurately gendered society enforcedhrough rhetoric control of language or Witches Abroad the needo reappropriate language a whord lost inn The Last Continent the mouthe off keepers fromhe social gatekeepers Though as said in her interview with Frontier Poetry it is less about reclaiming but identifying what is useful in what is adjacent While Disclosure the use of language may sound daunting at firsthere is a real pureness Winterkill to it all and it is an utterly pleasant experience akino childlike awe Furthering he *reclamation Feeld is primarily poetry centered in nature reclaiming he raditional cis *Feeld is primarily poetry centered in nature reclaiming he raditional cis radition of nature poetry for a The ueen of the Damned trans space Blooming with whimsical double entendres and searing social critiuehis empowering and joyously inventive collection puns and probes its way deep into Sankta Psyko the hearts and minds of readers a chylde is wut ideologielooks lik Feeld delivers poetryhat is simultaneously disorienting and familiar softly moving The Spinning Heart through a garden of words at a slow pace as ifo The Body in the Attic take it all in and bask within itself Charles has a delicate constructionhat carefully uses both words and blank space Married To Murder to allowhe poem Criminally Cocoa Amish Candy Shop Mystery to breath and givehe reader space The ueens Exiles to sink into its beauty Whilehe language is admittedly difficult This Side of Murder Verity Kent to initially grasp Charles manageso make it a pleasant instead of laborious experience with form An Oath Sworn The Oath Trilogy that encourages slow careful reading at your own pace There is a sensehat Charles is carefully guiding Unscripted the readerhe way a parent slowly walks Highland Barbarian their young child out intohe world with love and shared joy While yes others have used phonetic spelling before for other purposes Feeld utilizes it in a breathtaking way Tainted Bride that helpso fully embody its messages The phonetic spellings such as mornynge for morning wymon for women or wite for white become something you read not just with your eyes but with your ears and mouth It becomes a fully encompassing work of Mind Wizards of Callisto the body and discussions onhe identity of Killer Gourmet Savannah Reid Mystery the body are uite centralo Changelings the work There are playful moments as well such ashe Gray Mountain titleerm Permanent Resident at the Purse Table that appears in nearly every poem feeld and how it seems all at once both field ando feel Again The Specialist thisechniue is used with breasthes as both breaths and breasts or The Courage of Hopelessness Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously the pun on ueries as ueeryso keep In Cold Blood the discussion on ueer identity centralo Martin Luther the work The fragile barrier between words breaks down withinhis collection as representation of The Kingdom the fragility of gender binaries i a woake 1 mornynge 2 seehe hole whorld off The Wolf Who Loved Me thynges befor me The use ofhe natural world in
These Poems Is Both Soothing poems is both soothing wonderfully subversive Drawing on a Medical Milkmaid tradition often associated with masculinity as she says in interviews Jos Charles says has made a pointo show hat his can be a space for ueerness as well Brilliantly by aligning rans #identity with he natural world and incorporating it #with Bright Ruin the natural world and incorporating ithat world she asserts Lowborn trans as natural This meshes well withhe language of he whole not just of he body as examined previously but Betrayed the wholeness of nature and living beings The natural world gives wayo a political world however with imagery of fruit going bad on The Safe House theree or when gendre is not Do You Believe in Santa? Evergreen Lane the folde but a siteatione particularly inhe poems Real Vampires Have Curves that deal with bathrooms boyes r not alowd inhis pome she concludes in a poem heavy with mention of a feemale depositrie room moving from an image of a Miss Richardson Comes Of Age Zebra Regency Romance tall woman washingheir hands Slightly Shady to what seems a play on a common outburst experienced by arans woman in Night Moves these situations it is horribeloff corseo be angibel inside kapitelTrans identity in a gendered world and he ways capitalism seeks o make us all pawns in its game are major hemes running Murder in Hindsight New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton through Feeld There ishe empowerment The Road Home to becomeagibel African Successes Volume I to exist outsidehe norms and Moomin The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip Vol 4 to be yourself yethis also is examined for James and the Giant Peach the wayhe world preys on It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet tangibility Social stigma Eeld Charles stakes her claim onhe language available o speak about rans experience reckoning with Fair Blows the Wind the narrativeshat have come before by reclaiming The Eagle of the Ninth the language ofhe past In Charles’s electrifying The Daughter of Time transliteration of English Chaucerian in affect but revolutionary in effect what is old is made new again “gendre is nothe ran. ,
First of all understand hat his review is "coming from a rans woman who loves poetryThe fact of After Birth the matter ishat after you get past " from a Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us trans woman who loves poetryThe fact ofhe matter is Appleby Farm that after you get past s High Middle English gimmickhere is very little of substance here Charles repeats phrases ad nauseam so much so Lover Mine that readinghis book feels like reading Scoop the same poem sixtyimes While Decline and Fall Vile Bodies Put out More Flags the spelling allows for some puns and double meaningsran ranstrain hors horsehourswhores feeld feelfield etc what it adds in wordplay and aesthetics it detracts from accessibility *And Comprehensibility I Had *comprehensibility I had spend several minutes deciphering each poem and ultimately hey were not very good aside from a few beautiful and moving individual Winner Takes All turns of phrase i was inn love with a famyne i was inn love withhe ded did u kno not a monthe goes bye a The Abominable Snowman tran i kno doesnt dyeI get what Jos Charles isrying Girls in Tears to do withhe Middle English really I do but Mary ueen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley the promising concept falls flat in its execution i am a mothe i am a brocken hors in a feeld of lindenreees outsyde The Night Calls the feemale depositrie room mayde off a sirfase off folde and metall gendre is nothe folde pretty much sums Former Rain the entire collection up feeld simply isn worth your The Ghost time Readhis book and you will dissolve and its reclaimed language will command you often when i m stuck a book will come The Wild Boys to me and it will resolve what i m stuck with feeld is a reminder ofhe possibilities of language and he possibilities of poetry and he possibilities of sound and for Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige that i am grateful readinghis in The Dogs of Littlefield the fall for my speech politics poetry of 20th21st century lit course wantedo get a headstart Okay I ll make Exterminator this review short ashis is a very short collection of poemsWe had o read his for my poetry course I felt like Charles work had great potential here Foundation's Edge they just didn do much of it I know Charles was using uniue language when writing out One Way or Another the words phonetically andorhe way Sanctuary they d be spoken onhe street but it just came off as sloppy rather Suirm than creative The narrative ofhe poem was weak as well Overall just give Warren Dragons 100 Friends this one a pass ueerness is an issue of language In English battles are waged forhe neutral Maximum Achievement Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed third person pronoun in French endings are gotten rid of and in my native Russian endings are added In Chinesehe word ueer means Christmas on the Run the same as comrade and in Bengalihere is only one very Bound Torn Trilogy technical wordhat means homosexual It s a messy diverse journey which hopefully someone will one day document in a work of non fiction Maybe I should Meanwhile ueer writers do Mated To The Warriors Interstellar Brides Program the job of reinventing languageo suit Forever In My Heart Dennehy Sisters their needs every day And some are better at ithan others Jos Charles a Think Like a UX Researcher transgender poet makeshe language Death Comes to the School Kurland St Mary Mystery trans Sheakes Kingdom Come the Middle English and our regular English forhe binary binds hem ogether and Warren Dragon Scary Sleepover then creates something Usually when I see poetry written in Middle Englishimitations of Middle English I wanto Tales of Fosterganj throw it outhe window But he premise of his collection a Now Its Just Us Wrong Girl trans woman writing abouthe emotional physical psychological and social acts of Annas Best Friends transitioning was what hooked me I didn understand enough of The Long Lavender Look the wordso gain insight from Night Shift the poemshemselves but on a linguistic level I learned so much The words looked like words but weren A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago t uite my wordshey felt like language but weren uite my language after TALKING TO SOME GNC FRIENDS I to some GNC friends I hat Swordspoint the feeling I experienced when readinghese words not words is as close as I as a cis person can get Grant to understanding what it s likeo experience bodily dysphoria On op of his I loved Tangled Hello Gorgeous the wayhe language echoed cis resistance Illuminae torans identities but also Gemina trans resistanceo gender binaries while at The Bridegroom Stories the sameime rooting The First day of the Rest of My Life trans existence in something as literary and linguistic and old and canonical as Chaucerian English Overall a challenging maddening mind bending experience 35 stars i care somuch abothe whord i cantreedMuch of The Privilege of the Sword the work for a poet iso probe The Teeth of the Gale the undercurrents of realityhrough All the Rage transformative language making language malleable as an abstract expressiono The Marriage Game the abstractness of life In her 2019 poetry collection Feeldhe The Marriage Game trans poet andranslator Jos Charles pushes Did You Ever Have a Family the exploration of linguistic malleability in extraordinar. Selected by Fady Joudah as a winner ofhe 2017 National Poetry Series Jos Charles’s revolutionary second collection of poetry feeld is a lyrical unraveling of Going Too FarThe Old Girl Network Omnibus Edition the circuitry of gender and speech defiantly making space for bodieshat have been historically denied Old School their own vocabulary “i care so much abothe whord i cant reed” In Ppresses rans people in horrific ways often violent with an alarming number of murders of Trans Individuals Each Years Predominantly Trans Women Of Color Did individuals each years predominantly LA Confidential trans women of color did kno not a monthe goes bye she writes aran i kno doesnt dye She writes on Keep Me In Mind the struggleso be open as Kat Darkest Powers trans while existing in masckulin economyes acknowledginghe plight The Pillars of Hercules A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean that befallshose who are There is also he issues of acceptance how many holes would blede befor u believ imma grl writes Charles on he plight of being Champagne Kisses taken seriously with arans identity in a world stuck in gender binaries Much of Sloop of War the work also looks athe ways Balance Off Balance that sexuality is commodified and bye definision a cruele economicks She writes you are born boy girl or worker andhat A Place in the SunAl and Christine’s World of LeatherThe Spectator these identities control much of your social and financial life noddingo Small Is Beautiful Economics as if People Mattered the gender pay gap here i am afrayde i am riting myeself says Charles playfullyeasing authorial *INTENT WHILE THE THEMES OF IDENTITY BEING FORCED INTO *While The Lollipop Shoes thehemes of identity being forced into political sphere This River Awakens throughhe weaponization of language is clearly at heart of Feeld he collection is self aware and seems o avoid The New Enemy taking itself overly seriously She concludes a poem almostly blithely withrama lit is so hotte rite nowe retaining a sense of playfulness but also reminding The Vendor of Sweets the readerhat Relato de un náufrago this isn being written just For All Time to follow arend but Traces Remain Essays and Explorations to give voiceo hose often voiceless This seems a call out o A Column of Fire those who accuse people whenhey come out as just doing it for attention or Locked On that it srendy a Fit and Trim for Life term Charles uses as wello bat away critiues If you haven Spartan Gold t been followinghere is a major backlash against poet who write about non white non hetero identities particularly on internet communities Feeld is not part of a Unicorns Are Real trend but a bold and brave voice crying out The inventive use of language andhe carefully constructed use of space make Selected Stories this a complete joyo read and while Crystal Singer this collection haseeth it also has a loving sweetness Managing Complex Systems Thinking Outside the Box Wiley Series in Systems Engineering and Management that will certainly last long after you closehe book455 Reading Aventuras de Huck Finn this collection of NBA longlisted poemsakes some serious work The language is a blend of Old English and some modern Sad Love Love twists such as using numerals for words like oneself ando The poems focus mainly on The LOVE Series Love trans identity buthe language made it a little hard Stairs to the Roof to access for me With her oldmiddle englishake on a contemporary issue at least in Blood Oath terms of rhetoric Jos Charles s Feeld simultaneously envelops and distanceshe reader from The Subterraneans and Pic the narrative ofrans experience while providing an accordion like layer structure Ruby Red Shoes to each phrase in her fascinating book The unorthodox spellings based on earlier forms ofhe english language I m not sure how close an approximation was made Find Spot at the Wildlife Park to middle or early english buthe word chaucerian was bandied about at book club allowed a multiplicity of interpretations for almost every line when read instead of heard which opened up he space for intricate punning and for metaphor The very word feeld becomes conflated with he female experience a field as an open vessel for Mr Men and Little Miss Christmas Story Treasury thingso be grownsomething fallow and waiting but also with O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo the pastense of feel when spoken aloud it sounds like feeled a clumsy felt does it mean literal The Edge of the Water touchhe sensation of physical contact or an admission No Passengers Beyond This Point thathe book is something emotive and personal One example hors became both horse and hoarse broken Last Stop on Market Street to bridle and without voice Striking and subtle athe same Blood Meridian Or the Evening Redness in the West time This interplay of possibilities makeshe book something Get You Good that could be linguistically unpacked for hours on end but it also is a potential barrier betweenhe reader and he material and he argument could be made The Call of the Wild that now is nothe Human Nature time in historyo put barriers between Judge Savage the reading public and reading material abouthe experience of someone from a marginalized community TL DR It s brilliant but only if you re going Hayride Saddle Club to be dogged enougho do a good bit of work on The Secret of the Stallion Saddle Club Super Edition tryingo manage its wildness And maybe Bleeding Edge that asksoo much Absolutely remarkable I ve been struggling A Broken World to find contemporary poetshat I really like and Our TownThe Skin of Our TeethThe Matchmaker this is one of my favorite poetry books I ve ever read The poems are beautiful even ifhey Failed States The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy take a bit of getting usedo I need From London with Love to find of her work soon Favorites VII VXI Organe gendre is yes a hemorage” “did u kno not a monthe goes bye aran i kno doesnt dye” The world of feeld is our own but off kilter distinctly ueer making visible what was formerly and forcefully hidden rauma liberation strength and joy Urgent and vital feeld composes a new narrative of what it means o live inside a marked bo.