Education: Cheatniks Among Beatniks

Mortified, the editors of Corral, the Oklahoma State University literary magazine, last week discovered that there are cheatniks among the beatniks of the new generation. The poem they printed, as gloriously beat as anything ever incanted by Allen (Howl) Ginsberg:

Dissentient, arrant they come. Such paucity transcends

Existence, the very essence of life.

With affinity these extrinsic souls -furiously incarnate,

Their entity cognate, spectral, absolute, perpetual -show

The aberration of the fraternity fraught with the ignis

Fatuus ideal that to transpose coalescent nullities with

Ubiquity, a bourgeois, primordial driblet of reality is

Vital to eternal equipoise.

Haunted they...

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