Several students in PCC's Creative Writing classes have been using master poets to experiment with their own work. Last week we read Baylie Raddon's Ginsberg experiment. This week's experiment is a collaborative effort from Frances Guzman, Salena Lo, and Ismael Castro. Enjoy!
By : Frances Guzman, Salena Lo, and Ismael Castro
I saw the people of my generation driven by emotions, distracted and anxious
punishing themselves through the self-inflicted trauma, looking for validation,
mankind burning for human connection to the self in the other,
who tried and failed and I sat up to try again in the pitch black darkness of myself floating across the abyss.
Ismael is a writer from Mexico City who has attended Whittier College, Rio Hondo Community, and is now enrolled at PCC. He currently works as an office manager at a public school in Pasadena.
Frances Guzman is a first-generation college student who identifies as a pansexual, non-binary individual. After graduating from Rosemead H.S. in 2017, she began studying at Pasadena City College as a Creative Writing major. Most recently, Guzman plans to further her education at a UC or CSU after Spring 2020. Currently, she serves as the President of Queer Alliance, Executive Secretary of Associated Students of PCC, and works as a Student Liaison at the QUEST Center and American Sign Language tutor at PCC. She has received numerous accolades recognizing and honoring her academics, success in English and ASL, and volunteer work within her community.
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