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:

a querisome conversing with an ex-lover turned friend

--did you see it?
see what?
But he speaks with conviction
--I did
did i?
And did he know what he was saying
Even before
He came out and said it,
--I concur
(but digress)
well…this is semi-related.
Oh god, save me from myself
Oh god, save me now
I’m dying
I’m dying
I’m dying
Of boredom
Of hunger
Of anger
Of     life  .
--did you hear me?
--I did not.

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