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:

6mg to Freedom

Gray in, gray out, it’s everywhere.
the vast array of swatches averts
some eyes from the scope; but at
the end of the day, “it’s all just fu-
——–ckin’ gray” for me, for today.
The willingness to attempt prose
comes as a surprise, as this shit is
not inspiring. these works aim to
extract marrows of passion from
the depths of the restless, itching
ether, but here, with indifference
the vice, that passion well should
—————————typically be dry.
If this is contentedness, then how
could it be standing on my chest?

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