Chad Foret

Chad Foret is a PhD candidate in Poetry, teacher, and editor of Arete at the University of Southern Mississippi. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2018, MAYDAY, Spoon River Poetry Review, and other journals and anthologies.

Medusa Surrenders by Chad Foret

    Strangers always tried to touch                   my hair. They said, Why not wear                 a hat if you don’t want attention?   I’m sorry if my body is alive. I have                   to beg my head to hold its tongue.                 So much as a hiss & it’s solitary.   […]

The Shrine Rises by Chad Foret

       I sang in cement for the slow coliseum of red horses. I did not come to this city        to watch Szálasi eat ashes from a shoe. Hate is scented with nostalgia. Choking    on Lubyanka, my body at the bottom, a mask of mist bound to your brother,        I […]