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:

June 25th, 2002

We are all essentially godless
But when boys gather around men
In summer grass
When no one is meant to inspire them
But does instead by accident
Engulfed in admiration and awe
An epiphany ensues..
When we stop actively trying to inspire and create
is when we get real results
We look behind us
We have a following.
A source of golden inspiration
And EXHALTation

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