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:

Square SunShinE

I was on probation
in the middle of the summer
my roomate was a loser
but knew some dude
little square sunshines
not knowing it was slow reacting
we walk to the store
on the way back home
lights changed shapes
and stretched splintered arms
things becoming more askew
then nothing, then laughing
for what?
paper air planes became
themselves with our hands
a spiders work was a breathing city
of three d crystal roads, octagon blocks
a fever swept me
and i tossed between kingdoms
i lost me and found me
finally complete and whole
but only for a moment it seems
now ever broken over time

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