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:

better places

snow is terrible but it has a charm that does a better job of crushing  the weight than this constant seventy-six and sunny. Like a break from tropical rage and thunderous pace, lesser versions the brown bear habits they know and practice. I get it the beach is cool and no snow plough, window scrapers or plugin your car in.
The people who are here go right through you, although they are not from here either. They are from towns just like you, that get letters like this, from people like me,
I admit the bar and church ratio to people is a bit startling to the looking eye, and you know slightly wilder stories of me than are true, but I can't keep saying I'm really from a big city in my heart when you and I still have our thing on the side.
Just like the guy that settles after his heart was stolen long ago still does for the one that got away. Your a lot looser than that baptist church would have us believe... i know right.

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