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:

Out There

Release the handle,
step away with a slight sway.
Suede shoes tangle
with carpets heavy layer.
Dust kicked up
settles as muck
in your turn ups,
while you feel a draft
lapping at the front door.
Close it on your way out.
Some -one shouts
“You’re not welcome here.
So steer clear.”
Act on that command,
remember where your land is,
out on the street,
where terra firms beneath your feet.

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