Jos Charles

Image Courtesy of Cybele Knowles

Judge: Jos Charles

Deadline: April 2, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Prize: $500 and publication in phoebe 48.2 (online issue)

Entry Fee: $9

Submission Size: 3 to 5 poems per submission, totaling no more than 10 pages.

Trans poet, writer, translator, and intertextual artist Jos Charles is the author of the poetry collections Safe Space (Ahsahta Press, 2016) and feeld (Milkweed Editions, 2018), a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, selected by Fady Joudah. She is the founding-editor of THEM, the first trans literary journal in the US, and engages in direct gender justice work with a variety of organizations and performers. charles’s poetry has appeared in Poetry magazine, PENWashington Square ReviewBLOOMDenver QuarterlyAction Yes, The Feminist Wire, The Capilano Review, and elsewhere.

Charles earned her MFA from the University of Arizona. In 2016, Charles was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She lives in Long Beach, California.

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