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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Random Poem:


i'm that hare
in the stream bed,
frozen rigid
caught mid-flight.
you drove me there in clumps
nothing felt up
sling me in the basement
sprinkle eggshells on the last step,
let me play amongst the cat-shit,
pitch me clover
yarn and thread
unlock me at light
i cover the whirlwind
in silky spit,
play fluffer to the blue-plate
move the dormant lace
fodere my form
allow me to knit this
shallow depression,
laid in solitude
freedom's no privilege

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