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:

She That Has No Name

It fades like midnight fog
from Alcatraz to Montauk,
not all there,
and the dizziness of summer air
makes fools of us,
I do not care.
And syllables, un-fillable
for this drum that is my ever vessel,
so devoid,
forever reaches,
these shady winter beaches
we cannot leave,
before it teaches.
Rolling in the dark clouds tall
angry cotton balls sure to fall,
all alone,
one by one these diving feathers
here for me,
now gone forever.

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