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:


Buried beneath
second-hand rags,
a cherub poses
(before) a mirror,
her tears invisible
to the naked (I).
She sees her future
en(close)d in a
gash, her fate fore-
told within (the)
of her wounds.
Gingerly, she lowers
the (shutters.),
lights a candle
and melts herself
into an ocean of
cool, blue wax.

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