poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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  • poems: 48,522 (5,080 active)
  • comments: 308,380
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  • average rating: 7.5
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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!

Random Poem:


nose like rising sun
greasepaint face is landscape toiled
an impotent smile
shoes large as boulders
big feet but no good in bed
Greatest Show Of Dearth
sodden baggy pants
tears like seltzer squirt from eyes
throat dry as sawdust
grin turns gaping maw
calliope scream brought forth
drowns out child's laughter
bucket sits empty
confetti all fallen now
amidst camel dung
walk by lion's cage
fuzzy head placed against bars
one last plaintive "honk"

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