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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:


Im like a kid with ADD
Stricken hard by the severity
Given Ritalin, to suppress, gradually
Getting shit from the FCC
I get bleeped on MTV
Shocked at the travesty
Shunned by the monarchy
Isolated by the money ney
Tryin to express what it is to be me
Given more not to be me
Given more not to be me

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