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:

The Hanged Man

I've got devil's eyes
And a means to an end
I've got worlds to burn
And some dangerous friends
I've got writer's hands
And a martyr's mouth
I've got wicked intent
And an urge to turn south
I've got a first-class ticket
On a hell bound plane
I've got ideals to deny
And some distance on sane
I've got some blank pages
And some words that I wrote
I've got a cynical smile
And a star in my throat
I've got a girl I can't trust
And a life I regret
I've got places to be
And people to forget

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