The Cow, Volume 978, Issues 0-9771069

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Fence Books, 2006 - Poetry - 107 pages
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To call Ariana Reines' poetry scatological doesn't even scratch the surface. "I COULD BE A DIAPER FOR THE DAY'S RESIDUALS," she writes, and, "She clasped the event to her and proceeded. Fucked her steaming/ eyehole and ended it." The Cow is a body in the way that texts are bodied--"Are you so intelligent your body doesn't have you in it."--but not in the way that allows the text to become desensitized, depersonalized, sterilized. Instead this text is filthy and fertilized, filling and emptying, filling and emptying, atrocious and politic with meaning. The Cow is a mother, a lover, and a murdered lump of meat, rendered in the strongest of languages. "I cannot count the altering that happens in the very large rooms that are the guts of her."

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Ariana Reines is the Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of poetry.

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A look at the meat industry. Quite gory at times. Read full review

Contents

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WANT YOU TO lNJECT MY FACE WlTH BOTULlSM
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About the author (2006)

ARIANA REINES was born in Salem, Massachusetts. She holds degrees from Barnard College and The European Graduate School, and she was a doctoral student at Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is at work on a novel, The New Life, and a film.

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