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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Form and Content

What are your politics?
What’s yr function?
My profile is not the real me.
It’s a representation
or a simulacrum
or something.
We’re not friends.
Our images are friends.
That is, until we do lunch.
Then we’re friends.
So for now,
only our images know each other.
I’m okay with that
because you only know the good side of me.
You only know the good music I hear
and the good places I’ve seen.
But it’s all static:
My representative body
and your representative body
and our network.
We’ve written ourselves into being
and we tweak our social identities everyday.
My digital body
and your digital body meet.
We chat.
I’m coy
and you’re interesting.
Let’s seek integration.
No, not like that,
but where we plan stuff
then do it
and aren’t so attached
to our digital bodies
cause we just made those up.
Silly old postmodern Internet identities;
They can’t walk in the woods.
It’s like I’m in the cave,
you know?
When I react to the tribulations of your day
I’m sitting in that cave looking at shadows.

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