poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

tackle
looniverse

Mayn’t be a hostile act
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may it be a contact
 2
sport and oh what a good one
 3
he was conscious of the run
 4
without worrying once for
 5
the handling he’s done for
 6
until this anticipated week-
 7
end of stints and sprints and
 8
bones in splints can mend
 9
 
 
They recommended her
 10
fresh from school and self
 11
possessed with the wit of
 12
many more summers than
 13
show in pre-match poses
 14
always the solid starter on
 15
tap or tip or flip or face off
 16
a quarantined roster for
 17
mariners toss buccaneers
 18
buck crusaders cross and
 19
raiders ruck another
 20
(faux foe     Ho,)
 21
Yes! Tests to test
 22
and crashes to make us
 23
wonder at the structure of
 24
our bodies willing to meet each
 25
successive wave with a con-
 26
cussive elation that can
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brace the team of mates
 28
and stunningly break it
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