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:

Onion & Vinegar

take a bite
of love,
gingerly though,
for too much will bring tears.
unwrapped to its core
there is nothing, save the tears;
for however much you know
it will taste bitter
you can't help but bite.
wash it down with vinegar;
it has cleansing properties,
eroding years
of callous misgivings
and unreturned sexual favors.
your tears will taste good on fries.

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