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:

A Beginning is an End

There is a space in between
where the forgotten ones
greet tired souls.
These who have met shoulder
to shoulder with defeat uncurable
and face death reborn—
together upon twigs
of their choosing
they bearer life of new harbingers.
A balance of sovereignty
set forth by the Unknowable One
to bring solace to the restless.

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