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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Tarantino Days

In Tarantino skies we lie
Icarus wings surrendered to the Earth in golden sacrifice
On Tarantino sheets we lay
Hoarding each day in blissful
In Tarantino times we lie
From the ashes we tremble to the sun’s altar
Wings crushed but unbroken

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