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Through a nightmarish tone that blends the simplistic syntax of children’s books with the cold metal grates of vertinary and agricultural terminology, Hashimoto invokes an immediacy of critique and rage against objectification and the violence it engenders.

jac common opens up the ‘several stomachs’ of the poems in COW, by Carolyn Hashimoto (Osmosis Press, 2022),  in a pamphlet that ‘doesn’t fuck around’. Here is a vision of the cyborgian dystopia of the capitalocene, present in farms, slaughterhouses and the milking pens of the supermarket pastoral, with the alongside positioning of misogyny and cow bodies.

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