Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »

Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.

Branden Koch, “Magic Mirror” (2019), pigment ink on paper, 11.25 x 12.5 inches (image courtesy the artist)

Ye, Slave in the Magic Mirror,
Come to me from deepest space.
Through wind and darkness I summon thee,
Speak! Let me see thy face.
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall,
Tell me, tell me, tell me all!
Now that Steve King took a fall,
Where’s that leave my precious wall?
“Condemned!” murmured the reply.
Condemned!? What a thing!?
I’ll feed those Tigers Burger King!
Yummy milkshakes and filet-o-fish,
Oh Magic Mirror, grant one wish!
This wee apple, can’t you see
Around the concertina spree?
Tempt the Dems to take this bait
Pollute their Wave with fear and hate.

The Latest

The Penalty Presidency

A conversation with Richard Kraft about his artist book in which he created penalty flags for nearly 10,000 of Trump’s misdeeds

Branden Koch

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...