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:


and there is a blankness in my mind
floating somewhere between black and white
conversations fall with an imperceptible
at the base of my skull
barely even registered
as noise
muffled twilights trickle down
my throat
cooling my insides and
drenching the world in tones of blue
a nightingale
sings my nerves awake
and the blankness clears

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