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:

burned sleeves

the stylish killing of the literary poet
as beautiful as the psychopathic gangsters,
clothed in flicks of casino or godfather,
clocked by the center life of all
nothing concrete and dust finality,
my buzzed consciousness catapulted into
substance, a dared feathered fear dared to
death, dared into a harpooned wax of
soft violence of the
conquered night. dammit. the wicked buzz
is in my ear, red buzz torn in
pink rosed division,
I let the words write the words,
crawling on the floor 3:54 in the

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