Written by Rebel Not Taken

Sunday, 22 May 2011

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banned poet g.g.cummings

g.g.cummings, grandson of e.e.cummings, has again been suspended from an internet writer's forum.

His 'work' was continually rejected because of it's odd typography, erratic punctuation and fonetic spelling.

'Beat' poet g.g, whose grandfather penned a controversial couplet about performing cunnilingus on Gertrude Stein, holds the record number of 'ignores' over the World Wide Web.

Whenever his vignettes were rejected, his stock response was "do you know who my grandfather was?"

g.g. did not have a single 'friend' on his two Facebook accounts.

He was continually goaded about his eccentric grammar and ridiculed for his immaturity as an artist.

The final nail in the coffin for g.g.cummings was the public humiliation on Twitter by literary critic Gilbert Slaphead.

Slaphead backed his argument up by reproducing a section of Edmund Wilson's 1924 essay on the late e.e.cummings:

"the really serious case against Mr. Cummings's punctuation is that the results which it yields are ugly. His poems on the page are hideous"

g.g.'s response:

"fuck off knobhead you are doing my nogging in"

has now gone viral, and is, ironically, possibly the finest poem he has ever written.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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