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:

little storm chaser

with the dark storm reaching down
to grasp the car in which we rode,
i challenged the clouds with my
upturned face and
curious blue eyes.
leaning against the dashboard,
there was nothing more beautiful
than the grey mist
reaching down,
soon to burst.
i watched the raindrops try to
make their way back home
but the windshield
separated us.

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