poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

One By One
ill_at_ease

ThumbSucking shoe tying
 1
(ant)
 2
climbs into the hollow
 3
tree...
 4
(Where others simply
 5
Picked up sticks)
 6
and shuts the door.
 7
 
 
 
 
upon reaching the top he stops
 8
 
 
 
 
--takes a dive--
 9
 
 
 
 
shutting the gate to heaven,
 10
to prayer, to time.
 11
 
 
The little one stops
 12
(The laurel wreath is ready now
 13
To place upon his disloyal brow)
 14
The little one stops
 15
The marching.
 16
 
 
Stops,
 17
one by one
 18
clouds crack.
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