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:

The January Dogs

Savlon death fog rises
from kennel thirty three
a Sheltie ghost escapes
through clawed aluminium
to mocking grass.
Sam the Labrador pup
holds a child in its eyes
his black brother Shiloh rolls
Sam reflects in his eyes
breathing by a Volvo.
Spaniel in kennel four
french horn barks
dash by a name
question mark by age.
Weight:  five milligrams
of potassium chloride.
Her pendulum tail wags
at a mouth-less executioner
named Dr G Munro (BSC Hons)

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