Forest Cody has a degree in cultural anthropology and comparative literature, and works as a cook in Saint Louis. Their work has been published by Lavender Review, Jelly Bucket, The Main Street Rag, 300 Days of Sun, Red Noise Collective and more.

Forest Cody - Poet


Only QUEERS cast nets so wide the fish inside are not trapped but contained for play. We heal and nurse. Swim between identities, wander roles, build relationships. Patient and doctor. Kisser and kisser. Handle our imaginations as delicately as the laces in an antique sewing box. Return ladybugs to shady leaves. We are QUEERS who live over a hundred and tell our own stories. Make space for our people and hold it / hold it / hold it. We are QUEERS casting nets with no intention of burying what is inside.