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:

Square SunShinE
Highwayman

I was on probation
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in the middle of the summer
 2
 
 
my roomate was a loser
 3
but knew some dude
 4
 
 
with
 5
little square sunshines
 6
 
 
not knowing it was slow reacting
 7
we walk to the store
 8
 
 
on the way back home
 9
lights changed shapes
 10
 
 
and stretched splintered arms
 11
things becoming more askew
 12
 
 
then nothing, then laughing
 13
for what?
 14
 
 
paper air planes became
 15
themselves with our hands
 16
 
 
a spiders work was a breathing city
 17
of three d crystal roads, octagon blocks
 18
 
 
a fever swept me
 19
and i tossed between kingdoms
 20
 
 
i lost me and found me
 21
finally complete and whole
 22
 
 
but only for a moment it seems
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now ever broken over time
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