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:

Microwave ethics: An Instructor's Guide

The first time I met him part of the effect
was attributed to particle size
and on and on
trite, uniform or one dimensional
a theme for the present chapter
(these observations have thus weakened
greatly most of the evidence)
Soon after the firing of the disassociating light
an amplifier, or an oscillator
the first (fundamental)
bright flash occurs
the ability to operate at higher frequencies
auroral line: diffusion
(one distinct possibility might contradict this
displacement without deterioration
(now the question must be settled surely
not by a definition)

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