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:

no solidarity

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

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