2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow Jos Charles is a trans poet and the author of Safe Space, published by Ahsahta Press in 2016. They are the founding-editor ofTHEM: a trans literary journal. Their writing is published in or forthcoming from Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Washington Square Review, PEN America, Action Yes, GLAAD, LAMBDA Literary, and elsewhere. Charles received their MFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where they now reside.