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:

Sonnet 10

The space I’m in is not a space at all,
Blue taxi lights keep flashing in my mind
And mannequins keep sprucing up its walls
With gladiolas flickering divine!
They conjure up a crazy paragon
Of viper-fish and amputated scenes,                
I wake up in their mandalas undone                
Remembering their voices in my dreams!      
We see the loom of time space being spun
By undulating presences perceived
In kundalini mindscapes having fun
With iridescent tidings of the sea!
---Don’t wait until their canvass settles down,
---To divvy up those underlying crowns!

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