poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

no solidarity
unknown

there's no solidarity anymore,
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says the white haired trucker
 2
with peach colored skin
 3
one booth ahead of me at the flying j.
 4
i'd just asked him
 5
about the possibility of a trucker's strike
 6
over gas prices
 7
like they had in china.
 8
every man for hiself nowadays
 9
lucky for me i'm on the way out, he says.
 10
gonna get a whole lot worse
 11
before it gets better, says his wife
 12
staring through both of us
 13
with the fierce intelligent eyes
 14
of a hawk.
 15
men talking here evelyn, he says
 16
cutting them down
 17
into her lap.
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