For an end of year project I had to imitate the style of a book we read that semester. I chose Wayne Koestenbaum's "My 1980s and Other Essays." In his chapter, "Advice to the Young" Koestenbaum numbers his paragraphs because, as he writes, "I'm trying to figure out sequence: how paragraphs connect; how generations overlap; how ideas bleed into one another." In my poem I attempt to imitate his linearity while also seeing what happens when I don't order or organize my writing. Works Cited:...
A poem from two found texts: 5 classic Children's books and provocative MoMA exhibits' captions. I wanted to combine these found texts to show how public spaces corrupt children's ideas of our world.