poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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  • poems: 47,464 (8,156 active)
  • comments: 314,928
  • ratings: 115,054
  • average rating: 7.5
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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?

Development updates from Twitter:

Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

notice to prospective lovers

twelve of twelve
the little tongue
of green flame
responsible for the creation
of decent poetry
is yoked
to a dung-pile orchid
prowling around
through the hearts of women
like a
common thief.

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