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feeld by Jos CharlSelected 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 “i care so much abot the whord i cant reed” In f. First of all understand that this review is coming from a trans woman who loves poetryThe fact of the matter is that after you get past feeld's High Middle English gimmick there is very little of substance here Charles repeats phrases ad nauseam so much so that reading this book feels like reading the same poem sixty times While the spelling allows for some puns and double meanings tran transtrain hors horsehourswhores feeld feelfield etc what it adds in wordplay and aesthetics it detracts from accessibility and comprehensibility I had to spend several minutes deciphering each poem and ultimately they were not very good aside from a few beautiful and moving individual turns of phrase i was inn love with a famyne i was inn love with the ded did u kno not a monthe goes bye a tran i kno doesnt dyeI get what Jos Charles is trying to do with the Middle English really I do but the promising concept falls flat in its execution i am a mothe i am a brocken hors in a feeld of linden treees outsyde the feemale depositrie room mayde off a sirfase off folde and metall gendre is not the folde pretty much sums the entire collection up feeld simply isn't worth your time

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characters feeld by Jos Charles ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ 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 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 ueer 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 bo. With her oldmiddle english take on a contemporary issue at least in terms of rhetoric Jos Charles's Feeld simultaneously envelops and distances the reader from the narrative of trans experience while providing an accordion like layer structure to each phrase in her fascinating book The unorthodox spellings based on earlier forms of the english language—I'm not sure how close an approximation was made to middle or early english but the 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 the space for intricate punning and for metaphor The very word feeld becomes conflated with the female experience; a field as an open vessel for things to be grownsomething fallow and waiting—but also with the past tense of feel when spoken aloud it sounds like feeled a clumsy felt; does it mean literal touch the sensation of physical contact or an admission that the book is something emotive and personal One example—hors became both horse and hoarse broken to bridle and without voice Striking and subtle at the same time This interplay of possibilities makes the book something that could be linguistically unpacked for hours on end but it also is a potential barrier between the reader and the material—and the argument could be made that now is not the time in history to put barriers between the reading public and reading material about the experience of someone from a marginalized community TL;DR It's brilliant but only if you're going to be dogged enough to do a good bit of work on trying to manage its wildness And maybe that asks too much

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Eeld 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. ueerness is an issue of language In English battles are waged for the neutral third person pronoun in French endings are gotten rid of and in my native Russian endings are added In Chinese the word “ueer” means the same as “comrade” and in Bengali there is only one very technical word that 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 the job of reinventing language to suit their needs every day And some are better at it than others Jos Charles a transgender poet makes the language trans She takes the Middle English and our regular English for the binary binds them together and then creates something completely different and previously undiscovered The result is daring witty funny and absolutely splendid Never before have I seen the decay of binaries and biological presets engendered in language with such might