poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Queen of the Adriatic Sea
JKWeb

the minions
 1
marveled at her—
 2
lady of barbed halo
 3
 
 
her blade gleamed
 4
on that ghostly ship
 5
of antiquity
 6
 
 
the boot broke them,
 7
spines unhinged—
 8
bending backwards
 9
to please
 10
 
 
offered their lire
 11
for nothing,
 12
the queen blessed them
 13
no sanctity
 14
 
 
red copper drops
 15
pooled on floorboards
 16
as callous as the sea—
 17
 
 
floating face-down to Italy
 18

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