Punch-in-the-face Poetry is run by Elijah Patterson. It is a completely unauthorized compendium of poetry that hits me like a suckerpunch.
In the fall of 2011, I had my world rocked by a class on the sociology of poetry and prose. As a result, I’ve been diving back into poetry for the first time in a long time. I look for strong turns, evocative language, and vivid images. I am a sucker for blank verse, internal rhyme, and very short poems. I love unrhymed couplets. Place poems do something unexpected to my heart. My best friend often makes fun of me because he can tell when I have just read a poem by my sudden quiet “mm” as a line hits me just right.