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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:


Throw me gently
against the Laws of Attraction hub.
I watched your feet slap the gritty poor tile
stomping on the path of humanity.
You have no empathy
or dignity,
Footsteps are all some have.
Footprnits lost to the past
to loved ones long gone.
The stream of dingy black pigeons
swooping overhead
sing lost songs to ears long dead,
up the dingy poor tile
to gritty handrail covers
Shadows and memories forever etched in tile
of Camden lovers.

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