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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
 

from feeld

         bieng tran is a unique kinde off organe / i am speeching 

         materialie / i am speeching abot hereditie / a tran 

         entres thru the hole / the hole glomes inn the linden / a 

         tran entres eather lik a mothe / wile tran preceds esense
 
         / her forme is contingent on the feeld / the maner sits 

         cis with inn a feeld / wee speeche inn 2 the eather / wile
 
         the mothe bloomes / the mothe bloomes inn the yuca

Copyright © 2018 by Jos Charles. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on January 17, 2018, by the Academy of American Poets.

Copyright © 2018 by Jos Charles. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on January 17, 2018, by the Academy of American Poets.

Jos Charles

Jos Charles

Jos Charles is the author of feeld, a winner of the National Poetry Series, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in September.