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:


I dreamed of a sixteenth century Dutch Whore
called Elisabeth for instance
a Port vision with her de rigueur red boots
and tawny leather coat
streaming blonde consciousness
and then Protestant love would forgive her
into the arms of forgiveness
she would be welcomed back.
I feared for the luckless Sephardic Susannah
Her congregation would disown her
inevitability they stood on the precipice of ritualism
imported from the reconvened Marrano returnees !

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