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:

The January Dogs
unknown

Friday:
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Savlon death fog rises
 2
from kennel thirty three
 3
a Sheltie ghost escapes
 4
through clawed aluminium
 5
to mocking grass.
 6
 
 
Saturday:
 7
 
 
Sam the Labrador pup
 8
holds a child in its eyes
 9
his black brother Shiloh rolls
 10
Sam reflects in his eyes
 11
breathing by a Volvo.
 12
 
 
Sunday:
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Spaniel in kennel four
 14
french horn barks
 15
dash by a name
 16
question mark by age.
 17
Weight:  five milligrams
 18
of potassium chloride.
 19
Her pendulum tail wags
 20
at a mouth-less executioner
 21
named Dr G Munro (BSC Hons)
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