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:

Admiration for an old woman

I admire her
she’s 77
and has never
touched a keyboard
writes letters
keeps her jewelry
in all the original boxes
wears nylon underwear
and rolls each pair
into a tiny
unrumpled package
whether on the way to
the wash or from
Hides her regrets
in a lump
in her throat
behind an
upper lip

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