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Branden Koch, “USA CO.” (2018), pigment and pen ink with Wite-Out on 140-lb watercolor paper, 11 x 8.75 inches (courtesy the artist)


With what better ingredients
To feed duped constituents
Than the perishable fruits of
The Sausage Party?

Here at USA Sausage Co.,
Our links are packed and ready to go!
Sealed, signed, and confirmed too,
Before you can even scream “barbecue!”

What sausage hack takes precedence
Over Tom Paine’s Common Sense?
After argument, protest, individual rights,
What compares to carnivorous delight?

What does it matter if truth is true,
When pigs in Constitutional blankets will do?

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Branden Koch was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2001, and an MFA from Bard College in 2005. His work has been exhibited in NYC at Regina Rex, Soloway Fine Arts, Helper Projects, Pace University,...