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:

Another LEAVER in Another Town

I'm leaving this website today
*F O R E V E R*
I'm never coming back
After ALL
if for some reason
I changed my mind
it could take up to
thirty seconds to find this
pesky site again.
Off into a world that will not
in all probablity as far as I can't tell
and depending on how the cookie crumbles
include the inclusion of this or any other website
I may or may not be referring to.
OFF into the great 'unknown'.
but do not cry for me or Arguementa
the truth is I'll never leave you.
I'll sniff around you like I'm on
superglue. I'll spread the world
how much you miss me.

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