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:

extraordinary life

circles boy circles
LEFT hand hold pull
swift kick go
good well done
looking back
lessons of lust
taught me a canter
ride the heat slung
skip trot run
horses are not pets nor
play things
with home we had
biggest dog man could hold
sneaking down, all asleep
kitchen table looking small
big lips open, tease-touch
saddle borrowed from jenny
strapping bounding
hold on

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