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:

My Godless Opera

How predictable am I?
Destroyed by the exit wound
left by suspected true love,
I now seek to fill this hole.
I begin to set the stage to
re-enact what happened to me,
but with two others to play my part.
Ah! One quits the stage,
but perhaps so does the other.
Now I am again left to
empty chairs
and my own
empty theater.
Drop the curtains-
I’ll be waiting under them.

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