The poem ‘Eating The Rich’ by Heathcote Williams was published in 2014 by Cold Turkey Press in a limited edition of 36 copies. The poem comments on the company BiteLabs’ idea to grow test-tube meat from celebrity body cells and sell the resulting meat products to consumers. “Human protein, the latest product of capitalism’s dark art”, is how Williams describes these products to conclude that “…when global collapse causes global food shortage / The blow can be softened by the thrill / Of knowing that fortune may intervene and serve up / A lifesaving dish of celebrity road-kill”. Well, friends, try it yourselves. Bon appétit!
Now available: Heathcote Williams – Eating The Rich