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:

The Story of My Heroine
Seahorse

You took a look
 1
in my sordid life –
 2
empty bottles everywhere,
 3
clothes, shoes, cigarette ends.
 4
We’d spent the night together,
 5
whereas we were ‘just good friends.’
 6
 
 
We’d made love.
 7
It was
 8
just something we did.
 9
Oh, God, I hope
 10
I am not now
 11
pregnant with your kid.
 12
 
 
We never spoke
 13
again.
 14
 
 
I think your name was Bill,
 15
or … Ben?
 16

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