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:

And Today Was a Day Just Like Any Other

Top down
and I'm pink hued singing to myself
Mauling Carpinteria roads
through paper thin mustard seed whifs.
And today was a day just like any other
your five o' clock shadow sungushes
scuffing my lip.
You showed me the sky.
Crawling up the walls chewing my
pumpernickel bread blocks, I fall translucent.
Our dropped notes and immaculate
hair breezes of yesterday’s fairy-tails
billow through our rickety
stovetop smoke detector,
drowning as music in a downgush.
And I’m convulsing;
Toe arched in the corner.
Eating my notes and penmanship
deliberately keeping quiet
remembering tomorrow
is four months from a year.

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