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:

Shirtless in the Bathroom: An Analysis

anti-social kitten child born from a bottle
with lips that must almost taste like bubblegum.
her foot presses against the door akwardly
"to keep them out" she says.
more open ended questions born from a bottle
with answers that don't quite fit their sentences.
her eyes sing some kind of drunken permission,
"change your mind" she pleads.
and she has been reborn from a conversation
or so I was told on the telephone today.
this will be a real disapointment to the kids...
especially since there are no kids

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