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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Random Poem:

rooftop hush constellation lust.
6saysaysay9

the wind up here,
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        the torrent in your mouth:
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        like two different hits
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        from my Camel Crush;
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     where your tongue-ring
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     popped me like a ball of menthol.
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     i'm breathing a typhoon,
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     "Freshness on Demand"
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     i'm
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          breathing
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                        Alaska.
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     relenting my suicide pose
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     for a lay, to buzz
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     where moths come to die
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     or crinkle sharp as spider legs
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                       barraged by
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                 smoke
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          fumes
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     and watch Orion wink.        
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     aim low, sweet harlot,
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     for here I ponder not
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     the bum's PVC cane
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     or what you could park in a compact space,
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                                                 only
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                                      what
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                             that
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                  archer
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     must be packing below his stellar belt.
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