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:

Backseat Driver

Driving Downtown
With the Devil in tow
And he’s breath’n and he’s beat’n
I feel him need’en
To urge me faster as we go go go…
He’s telling me lies
As we fly on 95
His fork’d tongue a lick’n
And my demons come a kick’n
They chase me down, hang around
They’re’a whisper’n and a laughin'
World is fallin' world is crashing
While I'm driving downtown
For a drink or two
So the Devil can tell me just what to do.

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