Fooling around with Ginsberg
Several students in PCC's Creative Writing classes have been using master poets to experiment with their own work. Here is Baylie Raddon's Ginsberg experiment. Enjoy!
Allen Ginsberg Imitation
by Baylie Raddon
I saw the Gallileos of my generation bogged down by student debt, disillusioned gypped naive,
launching themselves through the looking glass looking for fulfillment,
adolescents burning for flawless connection to the lies in cyberspace,
who broken and ramen-filled and anxious and torn-up sat up scrolling in the blinding darkness of three a.m. monsters floating across the screen.
Handley Finalist - Baylie is a second-year student at Pasadena City College where she tutors in the writing center and takes more English classes than she needs to transfer. She plans on getting a PhD in either English Literature or Linguistics, that is, if she can stand being on this side of academia for 6+ more years. She participated in National Novel Writing Month and published The Flipside when she was thirteen. She loves few things more than the scene in The Stranger where the old man is crying for his dog in the hallway and Meursault thinks of Maman.
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