poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

portions of raphael nunes

you’re not really there
he said to me
you’re out there somewhere else
i mean you’re there but you’re not
that is how he first spoke
before we agreed that
it was as velcro
raphael nunes and i speak often now of
the velcro
as a young boy in jalisco mexico
his uncle eduardo raped
he explained that when this happened
part of him would leave his body
fly to the agave fields
where his father worked as a laborer
he would stand in his father's shade until
his uncle finished with him
he then returned to his body
as this
he said to me at our first meeting
fastening and unfastening the velcro strap
of his tennis shoe
over time the strap stretches
he said
it becomes irregular
and the mind frays
as thus

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