Gloria Ausubel (1948- ) is a baby boomer who has tasted the palatable and unpalatable fare served up in the culture of the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. Her poetry becomes a way of identification with the generation of alienation. In terms of skittish dabbling, vicarious participation, and prophetic yearning she takes a poetic stance to that generation. Her poems emanate from a specific time and place but have levels of meaning that can strike listeners from different generations. Her poems capture the idealistic and freedom loving soul that looks outside the margins for community, and perceives the pathos of its members once it is found.