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:

times like today

i wonder how you are
rioja coursing or boots hung
simple things
i sorted out the garden
planted 320 sunflowers
never sure I did understand
garden full of wood pigeon
foot on feet hand on head
pull twist gently
scoop breast
feed carcass to ferret
the look
the fucking look on faces
garden faces north-east
        i swear
   i can touch orion
   i wonder how
                 you are
      sun in my eyes

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