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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Asparagus (when all I wanted was broccoli)

Anyone can talk the talk--
Speak the words I long to hear.
People go to school for that...
Aggressive sales tactics that
Rarely miss their mark,
Always filled with
Guarantees and persuasive promises
Under a veil of disappointment; they can't make
Spinach out of cabbage, can they?

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