poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

//tuesday morning at the east-side kum and go//
unknown

girl
 1
he was hollerin' at me
 2
all night long
 3
if he keeps it straight
 4
i might snap him off a piece,
 5
a tall young blond
 6
spoke loudly into her cell-phone
 7
while strapping her mulatto son
 8
into his car seat.
 9
 
 
i tossed my case
 10
into the passenger seat
 11
got in
 12
and closed the door.
 13
 
 
as i turned it over
 14
she sat on the sidewalk
 15
in front of her car
 16
and kept talking.
 17
 
 
kid had a full sized snickers
 18
in his hand,
 19
he chewed it
 20
staring at me blankly.
 21
 
 
hope you pull through
 22
unscathed
 23
little man,
 24
i thought to myself
 25
and cracked one open
 26
and shot it down
 27
for all three of us.
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