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:

raw motherfuckin' business

comes up to the work release control desk
with a polaroid
of a pimped out yellow impala:
says he's gonna
lay down
a dime piece on it
when he gets out.
he and my coworker
start spitting
indecipherable jargon:
glass pack,
bazooka amps,
cat and dual flowmaster,
bored out synchronized
redundancy valve intakes.
it's raw motherfuckin' business,
says tippet
handing the polaroid to my coworker.
raw motherfuckin' business,
says my coworker
and hands it to me.
it's a motorized chariot
for temporarily outrunning
the metaphysical dilemma,
is what i want to say.
but you gotta
know your audience.
i tell him
it's raw
motherfuckin' business.
says tippet
and i hand him the polaroid
and we
knock fists.

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