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:

Message From a Descending Post

I get a sense of impending doom.  
The hand that wrote, tossed me off
left me,  hanging limper than a discarded dish cloth.
I’m sure my meaning must  have meant something
of great importance at that time, for I was buoyant
for over a week. I bobbed, almost worn to a frazzle trying
to index  the others, now  I feel them slipping
into oblivion.  First one, then two at time
I’m almost at the event horizon where all turns to naught
Send word, my writer must come.
Come and lift me or all will be lost.

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