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:

harvard fings

the romantic linger,  
massed in mass, their
weightless bodies strewn
line and linger so they
line and linger all damn
fuck and finger they wish
and wish away.
for they are harvard boys (and girls)
under harvard skies. flingering and
prep-school smirk, bright-eyed,
with their genitalia half-exposed.
their groomed facial hair gone
sticky, pastiche of fly
and web as the chorus of
innocence is drowned in
copious amounts of sperm,
and the end, THE END, dear
eleanor would shriek
for the day has dawned,
and the basement has all
but flooded.

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