Jos Charles is a trans poet, writer, and intertextual artist whose debut collection, Safe Space (Ahsahta Press, 2016). They are the founding-editor of THEM, the first trans literary journal in the US, and engage in direct gender justice work with a variety of organizations and performers. Charles received their MFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson where they now reside. In 2016, Charles was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.