Carnivorously Yours

Kerry Clare of Pickle Me This takes a look at Good Meat.

Couture’s collection has an unabashedly carnivorous theme–butchers, hunters, pumping hearts, frying bacon, fleshy girls, beef on a platter, and an exploding whale. Gaping wounds, gutted fish, Taiwanese mystery meat and the powers of e. coli…Her work is not raw (which I use here not as a pun, but raw is a reflex when discussing gutsy work like this) as much as medium rare–these poems are sculpted, worked-on, crafted. The imagery is as sharp as the knives that flash through them.