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//

he was hollerin' at me
all night long
if he keeps it straight
i might snap him off a piece,
a tall young blond
spoke loudly into her cell-phone
while strapping her mulatto son
into his car seat.
i tossed my case
into the passenger seat
got in
and closed the door.
as i turned it over
she sat on the sidewalk
in front of her car
and kept talking.
kid had a full sized snickers
in his hand,
he chewed it
staring at me blankly.
hope you pull through
little man,
i thought to myself
and cracked one open
and shot it down
for all three of us.

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