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:

A Marriage in C-Minor
tristesse

He's Brad, Brandon,
 1
    Jason, and Michael
 2
 
 
And he's so handsome
 3
Tall dark swimmer
 4
    Nine-inch nail
 5
His white enamel glitters at night
 6
 
 
And he's so lucky
 7
Cocaine and Yale
 8
    Has it all
 9
Nude head cheerleaders, homecoming queens
 10
 
 
She's Tess, Tiffany,
 11
    Jenny, and Christie
 12
 
 
And she's so sexy
 13
Shame-pink panties
 14
    On blonde legs
 15
Turns the cafeteria for fun
 16
 
 
And she's so happy
 17
Social artist
 18
    Laughs and laughs
 19
Her ass does math better than her head
 20
 
 
They're Smith, Johnson,
 21
    Taylor, and Thomas
 22
 
 
And they're so OK
 23
Hydraulic love
 24
    The great Dream
 25
Urban suburbs with hot fresh blacktop
 26
 
 
And they're so different
 27
He's burning up
 28
    She's freezing
 29
He says come, come, but she never does
 30
 
 
She turns away
 31
    He takes a shower
 32
The next the same
 33
    Sex, et cetera
 34
 
 
And he's so angry
 35
Screaming loudly
 36
    At the door
 37
Sets fire to their crystal oak bed
 38
 
 
And she's so distant
 39
Huddling weakly
 40
    Silently
 41
Weeps for no goddamn reason at all
 42

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