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:

postmodernism is the new axis of evil coaching moebius selves to vomit gibberish

i began:
"thick wine-painted cheeks
thrust proudly forth
in petulance
eternal childhood brings
whilst spittle dries
upon a drowsy lip..."
and then i realized
i am a bourgeouis prick
writing mediocre poetry
about a wino
in a parking lot
in order to impress
a bunch of strangers
on the internet
with my eye for detail
and my flexible vocabulary.
and i decided
there ought to be a special place
in hell
for those

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