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:

Incredible Lurk

it's really nice to be in this DreamSeaLand.
how's your reading of the book or Rand's?
well, you never change, buddy.
you're a green dormant computer who's OK
till we/you blow your top and your brain
muscles pop away in a fit revealing your wit
tearing your dress apart, doing your
part in the dialog, or monologuing your asss...
...sssumptions on a well-thought day or
mindfullesst like the FUCKLEWIT atlas
rebuilding the old new world by the simplest
gesture of a shrug for all the fucklewit-wannabees
to thrive in, riding the lightning motor of [r]evolution
so incessantly
you stay/go/lurk, girl.
[w]i'll keep the green light on for you.

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