Charles is author of "feeld," a National Book Award long-listed finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, selected by Fady Joudah (Milkweed Editions) and "Safe Space." Charles has poetry published with POETRY, Poem-a-Day, PEN, Washington Square Review, Denver Quarterly, Action Yes, The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere.
Charles' writing has been featured on BitchMedia, Entropy, GLAAD, LAMBDA Literary, and elsewhere.
In 2016 she received the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship through the Poetry Foundation. In 2015 she received the Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship. Charles has a Master of Arts from the University of Arizona.
From 2013-2018 she served as the founding-editor for THEM lit, a trans literary journal.
She is a PhD student at UC Irvine and currently resides in Long Beach, California.