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:

Everything You Wanted To Know About Heartbreak But Were Too Afraid To Ask

In a corner
Stands a beige nightgown
With the help of a girl
Wet with tears
It clings to her sweating skin
She tries to smear
Her perfectly applied mascara
To give worth to the innocent heartbreak
The world would not allow her to feel

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